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A new Brain disease called Internet-Use Disorder!! Bring on more anti-depressants!!

We are all Potential New Patients Now (if you're not one already).
I've admitted to my addiction to Daily Kos (can you?), now there will be a Pill Cure!! Yippee! A Cure! A Cure...OY!

‘Internet-use disorder’

“Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use disorder’ is set to be added to the list of mental illnesses in the worldwide psychiatric manual. Kids are identified as being especially at risk. The international mental health encyclopedia known as the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV) will include Internet-use disorder as a condition “recommended for further study” in its forthcoming May 2013 edition. Psychologists believe that Internet addiction should be categorized like other addiction disorders as it has similar symptoms, including emotional shutdown, lack of concentration and withdrawal...”

Can you see how Big Pharma is not our Friend?
Gosh, I can already see all the New Side-Effect Diseases coming: Amazon Allergy, FaceBook Fugue, Political Polio, Nintendo Neuralgia, DailyKos Diarreah, Pie Ala Modual Tumors, Redstate Shingles, Republican Gerd, Christian Cancer, Delusional Dianetics. Hey, this is Fun:)
 (Feel Free to add your disease to the mix..)

Money, money, money...
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There's a new Documentary coming out Oct 5th called 'Escape Fire'.

Escape Fire

"Escape Fire" describes how health care in America has turned into a business, how the quest for money has hurt the quality of care provided to patients and how it has kept millions of us from having access to even mediocre care.

As a consequence of allowing this to happen, our system has become littered with perverse incentives, such as paying for medications and procedures that address only the symptoms but not the underlying causes of illness and disease, and not paying for prevention. Because of those perverse incentives, we have a system that rewards quantity instead of quality and that leads to unnecessarily expensive and often harmful overtreatment. And we spend enormous amounts of money on the latest high tech equipment but give short shrift to high-touch care, which in many cases is exactly what the patient needs.

I have my absentee ballot. I am voting for Obama, but once this longest political campaign in history is over with, I will be devoting my precious time to attacking Citizen United and the Greedy Corporate Government Control that HAS SHACKLED ALL OF US in one way or another, particularly the Big Pharma Cartel.

No Prescribed Drug should be near impossible to get off of!!

Come on people, control thyself!

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:47:08 AM PDT

  •  huffpost (1+ / 0-)
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    hair loss.

  •  I must be the only person I know of who (1+ / 0-)
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    doesn't have even a single bottle of prescription medicine in the medicine chest.  It is amazing.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:14:21 AM PDT

  •  Sorry but I believe Internet addiction is real (9+ / 0-)

    and I believe the definition lumps videogames in there as well. There is something wrong with someone who plays an online computer game for 40 hours straight until death or parents who starve their children to death to play farmville.. Having been addicted to Warcraft when it first came out and encountered people way worse than me, I fully understand the feeling that you just have to be there -- that every minute you're away you might be missing something important. I once left my son's school concert early so I wouldn't miss a raid and let my guild down. I chose to let my son down instead. There were nights where my kids would get up for school in the morning and think I had gotten up early, but in reality, I just hadn't gone to bed because I was playing Warcraft all night. It is very easy to mock the idea of Internet addiction if you have never felt it's pull. I went back to Warcraft intermittently and finally quit for good about two years ago. This is the first expansion I didn't buy because I now commute two hours to work and I am pretty sure I would put my job in jeopardy if I started playing again. And like I said, I knew people in the game way worse than I was.

    We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

    by CatM on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:19:49 AM PDT

    •  Oh, addictions are definitely real, but the cure (2+ / 0-)
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      with a 'quick fix Pill is MORE dangerous IMHO.

      We need to learn for ourselves and TEACH our children about Self-Control and moderation behavior skills.

      Too many people Addicted to all kinds of bad behavior- Eating, Alcohol, drugs, smoking, shopping, gambling, money, religion,political junkies etc., etc.

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:26:26 AM PDT

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      •  Addictions are not always psychological (4+ / 0-)
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        I could be wrong, but I am guessing you don't have a brain disorder. I do and my kids do (asperger's and AdHD). People who don't have one just think if my son could only learn to control himself or if I disciplined him more, he would not do some of his impulsive behaviors. But the problem is that the electrical impulse doesn't travel fast enough to the rational side of his brain so that he can judge whether that is the right thing to do. But Focalin speeds that impulse up so he has time to think about what he is doing. It really isn't something anyone can teach very well. When he does not take his pill even for a day everyone can tell. He can't even speak properly because his thoughts get distracted.

        If there is a physiological contributor to Internet addiction, as there are to most addictions, it might not be a matter of self discipline to overcome it. Internet use for those people is likely driven by some need for a transmitter that Internet use stimulates or it is difficult for them to avoid because they have some disconnect between receptors and transmitters somewhere. And you can't simply think your way to a solution for that all the time. It is like saying a blind person could see if they just thought about it the right way.

        We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

        by CatM on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:47:24 AM PDT

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      •  rosecriter - is there a recommended prescription (0+ / 0-)

        drug for this condition? It would seem like this is behavioral and would respond to therapy.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:54:58 AM PDT

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  •  Oh, and Big Pharmacy had nothing to do with this (4+ / 0-)
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    Most addictions are not cured or even managed with drugs. Interestingly, some drugs (like one for Parkinson's, I believe) increase the risk of gambling addiction. I have not heard of any online addiction center that treats the problem with drugs. That being said, if they come up with a drug to help people with the extreme cases (the ones where they harm themselves or others), more power to them. Not every drug is an enemy. Focalin turned my son's life around, and I don't know how I would manage to keep my job without ADHD medication. And Prozac with some therapy got my other son through a suicidal patch and he doesn't need to take it anymore. It is so frustrating to hear people like Bill Maher or Ariana Huffington demonize drug treatment for conditions like ADHD or even demonize the conditions themselves as exaggerated when people living with them every day know they are very real and drugs can help some people live with them.

    We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

    by CatM on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:32:19 AM PDT

  •  To imply there is no such thing as (2+ / 0-)
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    Internet addiction, IMO, is not unlike anti-vaccinationism. Do you really find it impossible to believe people can be addicted to the Internet? Or is this just a convenient excuse to bash Big Pharma? I take no issue with Big Pharma bashing per se, but this diary comes across a bit ant-meds. It comes off as a bit CTish to be honest.  

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:33:53 AM PDT

    •  Reasonable people get mocking humor; these days (0+ / 0-)

      too many unreasonable people just defend, excuse, complain, whine, follow and bully. Need to shift the society back to reality:)

      How you get imply when I said I was addicted to dkos is beyond reason IMHO.

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:10:49 AM PDT

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      •  Tell that to the kids who have committed suicide (1+ / 0-)
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        over "mocking humor".

        Your contention is that Big Pharma created this disease so they can make you take a pill for it. NONE of your diary actually presents any evidence of that.

        "Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC

        by second gen on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:12:00 AM PDT

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        •  Not to mention adults who contemplate suicide (1+ / 0-)
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          over "mocking humor". I personally don't dwell on suicidal thoughts, but I'm perfectly content with the idea of passing away painlessly and quietly in my sleep due to natural casues. I'm still working to find the right combo of meds to get me back on track. I really take exception to what seems to me to be a general dissing of mental health-related meds.

          Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

          by JTinDC on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:24:11 AM PDT

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          •  This is not a first from this diarist. (1+ / 0-)
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            And you're right, this is a lot like "anti-vaxxers". There is a big difference in discussions of side effects of meds and "all meds are bad, and so are you if you take them."

            Mental illness is rampant throughout my family, some are on meds and some are not. I can unequivocally say that in general, the non medicated family members are much worse off. Denial of need for meds can also be a symptom.

            "Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC

            by second gen on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:38:18 AM PDT

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      •  Ironic then that I missed this (1+ / 0-)
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        when I said I was addicted to dkos
        becasue I too feel I'm addicted to DKos. Perhaps the difference then is that I'd be happy to take a pill for it if such a pill existed. :-)

        My beef with Big Pharma is that they demand too high a profit margin on their products and they scrounge for any new use for pre-existing meds they can find as an excuse to extend the patents and delay generics.

        But I don't thnk they invent new dieases and conditions for which they can develop addictive meds. It seems you're saying now that you don't really believe that either? So sorry to have missed your "mocking humor."

        And thanks so much for inferring that I'm an unreasonable person who just defends, excuses, complains, whines, follows, and bullies. Speaking as one who struggles mightily with severe clinical depression, speaking as one who is thankful for meds, that's really helpful. I'll know in the future to keep my thoughts to myself regarding your diaries.

        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:13:44 AM PDT

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        •  Heard that. (1+ / 0-)
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          My beef with Big Pharma is that they demand too high a profit margin on their products and they scrounge for any new use for pre-existing meds they can find as an excuse to extend the patents and delay generics.

          "Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC

          by second gen on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:40:45 AM PDT

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  •  Big Pharma does not (3+ / 0-)
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    write the DSM. There is a long and rigorous process involving a great deal of discussion among many, many professionals.

    The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

    by emidesu on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:44:47 AM PDT

    •  Many Bribed researchers and dispensers- lots (0+ / 0-)

      of Greedy people controling us whether YOU believe it or not. Bush deregulated SO many safety regulations and cut FDA to bare minimum-I could go on and on..

      To many Liars, Cheaters and Thiefs and Murderers in the Corporate 1 %.

      Too many excuses to keep on keeping the Fraudsters in business.

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:58:39 AM PDT

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      •  Controlling us? (0+ / 0-)

        This is CT when it comes to medical issues unless you are somehow unable to make decisions for yourself.

        The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

        by emidesu on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:42:36 PM PDT

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  •  If having an official diagnosis that can be coded (2+ / 0-)
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    and submitted to insurance gets some people help, I'm all for it.

    If using a medication as well as doing the appropriate lifestyle interventions makes recovery more likely, then I'm all for that too.

    For the record, I take three to five prescription medications a day. I don't like it, but life without them is very painful and generally distressing. I take them in the morning and have a relatively normal life.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:56:54 AM PDT

    •  I use to be on 12 meds a day-and they were (0+ / 0-)

      literally killing me. Through lots of research, healthier food, learning to breathe better, exercise and trusting MY knowledge of MY body and instincts etc., and weaning myself off I feel pretty damn good too . Which bugs my drs who originally told me I'd be dead 15 years ago.

      There are some real simple CURES out there that are being squelched by bad media and corporate control ESPECIALLY in the healthcare field.

      That's MY CONCERN! I want the truth not quick control fixes.

      Fork over Knife documentary shows a cure for diabetes and cancer! Unbelievable information!

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:03:48 AM PDT

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      •  That's the thing - "Unbelievable" information (1+ / 0-)
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        It isn't believable, at least not for those of us who don't see a CT around every corner.

        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:59:40 AM PDT

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        •  Big Pharma see human suffering and wonder how (0+ / 0-)

          they can profit from it.

          I have no idea what CT crap you are implying I am implying.

          There's TWO sides to every issue. Two sides, not just your side.

          "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

          "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

          by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:19:35 AM PDT

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          •  What CT crap? The CT crap that takes the (0+ / 0-)

            default position of automatically assuming that pharma is only in it to make money, that they have zero interest in helping people by developing effective meds, that their intent is to harm us by only developing meds that simultaneously treat illness and make us addictively dependent on their products.

            Yeah, there are, not is, but are at lwast two sides to every issue, but that doesn't mean at times that only one side is rational and reality-based.

            Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

            by JTinDC on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:12:50 AM PDT

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            •  Well, there sure are a lot of law suits against (0+ / 0-)

              Big Pharma these days. Why would I even bother to make this shit up? I'd give you a link but I'm moderating my computer addiction by taking a break...;)

              Over defensive behavior raises my red flags.. c-ya

              "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

              "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

              by roseeriter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:22:46 AM PDT

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  •  So,some of you think my OCD is (1+ / 0-)
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    just a lack of will power?

    •  Of course, just stop obsessing, it's easy! (0+ / 0-)

      according to the diarist.

      Please know it is only SOME, not all, who believe that.

      "Mitt Romney looks like the CEO who fires you, then goes to the Country Club and laughs about it with his friends." ~ Thomas Roberts MSNBC

      by second gen on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:43:54 AM PDT

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  •  hey (0+ / 0-)

    Gen,that's easier said than done.

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