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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:54 PM

Study: People Who Are Constantly Online Can Develop Mental Disorders

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/07/17/study-people-who-are-constantly-online-can-develop-mental-disorders

I laughed because I saw some ableist say he wouldn't ever get a mental illness. But besides that, what do y'all think?

I mean, I feel bad if someone doesn't reply back to what I say, I'll admit that much. And I feel much better after reading a book rather than playing videogames. Maybe there's a point to this.

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Reply Study: People Who Are Constantly Online Can Develop Mental Disorders (Original post)
Neoma Dec 2012 OP
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #1
Still Blue in PDX Dec 2012 #2
fizzgig Dec 2012 #3
caraher Dec 2012 #6
Still Blue in PDX Jan 2013 #10
mopinko Dec 2012 #4
Neoma Dec 2012 #5
Denninmi Dec 2012 #7
silentwarrior Dec 2012 #8
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #9

Response to Neoma (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:57 PM

1. We are all in trouble here!



They are coming to take me away, Ha-ha, They are coming to take me away Ho-ho!

To the Funny Farm, where life is beautiful all the time. Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!




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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:10 PM

2. I've found that Facebook makes me feel even lonelier.

Being a wallflower on the internet is even worse than being a wallflower in real life.



On DU my threads sink like stones. Don't know why I keep punishing myself here!

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. mine sink, too

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:01 PM

6. I think most threads sink, period

My impression is that there's a pretty small core of people whose OPs get a lot of replies. I don't think it's "just us" whose posts drift into obscurity; there are just some people with followings (or anti-followings) whose stuff gets more responses.

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Response to caraher (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:18 PM

10. Yep, DU has its cool kids. nt

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. looks to me like a classic cause-effect error

i think many mentally ill people, especially those with depression, find safe places online, or get caught up in bullshit online that a healthy person just wouldn't spend the time on.
i know that is how it has flowed in my life. it has been a truly golden place to be connected when i feel the most alone. it has also sucked me into conflicts when i am at my most contentious.
it's a symptom.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. I do believe that it affects sleep and distracts you from eating.

Saw plenty of that in me when I was growing up.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:04 AM

7. Well, I'm pretty sure mine was genetic

But being in stressful online forums can be a downer.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:26 AM

8. Not sure about Mental health

being affected,, but being online a great deal certainly
affects my weight!

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:50 PM

9. Uh-oh! I'm screwed!

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