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Re: depression and the internet

Re: depression and the internet

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Posted by no man's land on October 17, 2000 at 19:09:51:

In Reply to: depression and the internet posted by one man's opinion on October 17, 2000 at 18:41:52:

: Folks. My experience with depression and internet use show a strong correlation. In fact spending no time online worked better than therapy(3 years), medication, self help books and support groups. I know that balance is a logical way of looking at things but in my case it doesn't work. Literature I browse through from time to time indicates the internet is a very isolating experience..much more so than talking on the phone. Anyone who suffers from depression is at a higher risk of social isolation and the internet simply can't fill that void. I used to think it could but I was terribly wrong. Again this is just my experience. Good luck to all!!!

Hey, I agree with you! the internet is no substitute for real human contact and living in the real world like going out shopping, jogging and meeting new people every day! in fact, it is a very poor substitute and anyone who constantly chats online and read and respond to message boards as if it were therapeutic is doing themselves a big disfavor. In fact, it is settling for less and not enjoying the real experiences of life - like eating a color piece of paper of a chocolate cake instead of the real thing!

use the computer like a phone line, not a support life line!!!

don't sell yourself short people! get out there! if you need help - there are real people outside of the computer flashing electrons that can help you!!!

Goodness to all!

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