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Re: Depression and the Internet

Re: Depression and the Internet

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Posted by Pat G. on October 16, 2000 at 16:22:51:

In Reply to: Depression and the Internet posted by Kim on October 15, 2000 at 23:55:51:

: To all who will answer,
: I was told that the internet can cause depression and that a person who is already depressed should not be online. I was told this by a very reputable doctor and would like to know if another person has been told the same thing? Is it true ?
: I am really wanting to find out the truth on this matter. I do trust the doctor at hand but with the internet being a release for me i dont see why i should be forced to give it up. My husband agrees with the doctor and yet i am only online when the kids are a sleep.
: Has anyone else been in this situation and what have you done to get through it?
: Thanks in Advance,
: Kim

Dear Kim:
I am relatively new here and although I have been going through major depression recently, I was not willing to say anything to anyone. However, I would come here to listen to others and things they were going through. If I could (I live in chronic pain with arthritis of the spine) answer one or two posts that I could somewhat relate to, I would. Looking at other people's problems helped me keep my mind off of my own problems. If I could simply say a few words to someone else and get a thank you because I said some small thing to give another a little bit brighter day, I would try. It has helped me tremendously to come to this depression site and read about others who have been struggling with this dark emotion. But a person has to keep it in balance. Too much of one thing (internet or whatever) is never good, no matter what it is. Just had to say a few words about your comments. THIS SITE HAS HELPED ME! Take care.
Pat G

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