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Old 02-17-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I think the cause/ effect go either way,
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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I think there's merit to that theory and believe that the cause/effect goes both ways.
...so we have a mental health issue? Well everyones a little crazy, so we r in good company
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I think it would be the opposite in my case.....I get depressed when I can't get on-line
I think this may fall under an addiction issue I am right behind u...
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Quite possibly, anyway back in 2002 some shrink decided I had "Asperger Sydrome" not that I've ever bought into it. So maybe it means I am mentally ill.
Yeah u have to be cautious enough to question any diagnosis. Maybe the doctor was off his chump? Oh well I think online can be a good thing
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Here's a survey story about depressed people using the internet. It also states that users of the internet are not all depressed people.

Survey Claims Some Depressed People Use The Internet A Lot | Techdirt
Thank you for the possibility of my sanity
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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The internet serves as an escape, just like television, radio, or any other distraction people use to keep their minds occupied. I don't think there is any direct correlation between depression and internet usage. It just goes with the territory. People who are depressed typically crawl into a shell, and either don't leave the house much or don't interact much with other people in person. It's an outlet, and for many it's probably therapeutic.
U make total sense.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: USA
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"online" is a very broad statement. Are they referring to people that use internet to access things like netflix? play online games? or browsing the interwebs?

I grew up on the internet. Everything i've been interested or people i've chatted with are from the interwebs. Sure i lack majority of emotions and human interaction normal humans have. But most of the time the interwebs do not effect my mood. Depressed or happy.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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I never thought of it that way or about it that way.........now I'm depressed to think it might be right......I need to go now sorry...
U r too funny. If I was depressed after I read some of the posts I get happy.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Cass County MI
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I don't feel that "online" is the cause of anyones depression. The things they study/survey sometimes makes me wonder, hey....they should do a study on people who perform surveys.
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