Quit internet addiction psychological counseling plus medication questioned
Many parents need to take medicine to quit Internet addiction.
Ward sighting: an iron gate is connected to the outside ● The purpose is to restrain children with severe addiction and a safety network dependence treatment center located on the second floor of a white building in the General Hospital of Beijing Military Region.
At the entrance of the corridor, an iron gate blocked the footsteps of the reporter.
Tao Ran, the director of the center, told reporters that this gate is set up mainly to allow children to actively notify the doctor of each trip, to limit individual children with severe addiction, and also for the safety of children.They can move freely and parents can come and visit their children at any time.
The entire center includes a psychotherapy area, an inpatient ward area, and an activity and entertainment area.
When the reporter entered the single-person ward under the guidance of psychological counselor Wang Hui, the reporter saw a 14-year-old patient who was in the course of an infusion while watching TV and writing something. In the bathroom in the ward, there were still several items hangingAlthough the clothes he washed himself were crumpled, they were clean.
The child told the reporter that he was writing about his treatment experience. “This is an assignment left by the doctor. We write it every day.
At this time, some children came in and went to the door. The reporter asked, “How do you feel about the treatment here?”
“Almost all the children said in unison that living here is better than home, they can talk to the doctor about anything, and there is no generation gap with the doctor.
Patient face: 20% of freshmen students ● Junior high school students, vocational high school students, male to female ratio is about 7 to 3 It is reported that the network dependence treatment center has officially accepted patients for more than 3 months, currently treating 18 patients herepeople.
Director Tao told reporters that there are now more than 10 parents visiting homes every day, and the number of calls is even more numerous.
Judging from the situation of these patients, junior high school students over 12 years of age who are still immature and susceptible to external influences have the highest number of vocational high school students, accounting for 80%, and 20% are freshman students.The onset of stress was too indulgent.
From the perspective of gender, the ratio of male to female students is about 7 to 3. Director Tao Ran believes that this has something to do with the development of males and females, because women have earlier psychological development, so they also suffer less from this disease.
Director Tao Ran expressed great dissatisfaction with the fact that most of the so-called children were coaxed and deceived by parents to get the center treatment. He told reporters that the most annoying thing about these children with addiction is deception.It is impossible for children to do ideological work at home. Children cannot be obediently admitted to the hospital. “This is not a concentration camp. If the child does not want to live, the doctor has no right to keep the child away.
“Not long ago, a patient’s parents took him to the center without telling the patient. At that time, when the child knew the real situation, he made a big noise in the center. As a result, not only the illness was not cured, but also more conflicts between the child and the parents.
Treatment process: Psychological consultation, injections and medicine ● A 15-day treatment with a total cost of more than 6000 yuan, a psychological counselor at the center, said Dr. Wang said that in addition to the daily infusion of patients who need infusions, take some Chinese and Western medicine to adjust their endocrine system,Talk to your own counselor.
“We need to understand all their psychological changes from hospitalization to mid- and late treatment.
Dr. Wang told reporters that in addition to one-on-one psychological counseling, there will be an individual counseling every day. The usual approach is to group patients with similar interests and then let them communicate with each other and express their views.
Dr. Wang said that psychotherapy is a step by step to pull children out of their online world.
At present, the daily cost of patients during hospitalization is 400 yuan, plus three meals a day, a course of 15 days down, the total cost is generally more than 6000, will not exceed 7,000 yuan.
Director Tao Ran said that the center has reached at least a three-star level, plus the cost of drugs and psychotherapy, this fee is not high.
When the reporter then asked about the type and quantity of specific medications, Dr. Wang stated that the medications used were the most common in each hospital, but how to take them belonged to the center’s own research results, which is not convenient to reveal.
Parents worry: Internet addiction recovers after cure ● Since the consultation, about 40 children’s Internet addiction have been successfully treated According to the statistics of the center, since the consultation, about 40 children’s Internet addiction have been successfully treated.
The 25-year-old Beijing boy, Xiao Li (pseudonym), has graduated from a college for two years and was accepted by his parents for an Internet addiction treatment center 10 days ago.
In his ward, while watching a TV show, he told reporters his experience: “Actually, I played a game to avoid my uncle’s parents. For a long time, I didn’t go home for 15 days, all at friends’ homes and Internet cafes.Spent in front of the computer.
According to Xiao Li ‘s attending doctor, when he first arrived at the hospital, Xiao Li had a very strong resistance to people. When filling in the hospitalization information, he even yelled at the doctor in addition to saying “I do n’t know”, “II do n’t know Chinese characters.
With 10 days of treatment, Xiao Li recovered quickly, and being able to be interviewed by reporters is the best proof.
The reporter then interviewed several parents of patients who had been cured. Their unanimous response was joy. They were very worried about the child’s recurrence. “I really don’t want to go back to that kind of life, and the child and myself are very distressed.”
Some parents say that even now they ca n’t even be a father or mother. Even if the child goes out, they have to call the doctor in the addiction center and ask if it will cause problems.
Reminder Tao Ran, director of the Center for Never Wings of the Internet, told reporters that because most of the children who are just Internet addictions are caused by online games and online chats, the society once regarded the Internet as “heroin”, but this is not the case.
Tao Ran said that the culprit that actually causes children to suffer from Internet addiction is actually the unbearable double pressure caused by the society and the family.
Most of the children with Internet addiction are distributed between the ages of 12 and 18. This is the most critical time for psychological growth. Because of the excessive pressure, children often find a channel to vent themselves, and the Internet becomes theirs.First choose, once they become dependent on this venting channel, they may become Internet addiction patients.
Internet Addiction According to a survey, of the more than 200 million Internet users worldwide, 11.4 million people have a network syndrome of varying degrees.
Modern psychologists have determined the diagnostic criteria for adolescents with “Internet addiction”: Internet access has become a necessary part of life activities, and it also produces psychological and physiological variations.
Withdrawal from the Internet can lead to withdrawal symptoms, such as feeling addicted, bored, irritable, depressed, or violent.
Director Tao introduced that, in general, if Internet access has affected patients’ normal social interactions and study life, they can be said to have Internet addiction.
How can point-of-view confrontation quit Internet addiction? -Opinion one: Psychological correction is not necessary to take medicine. Tao Hongkai, a well-known “social Internet addiction expert” in the United States, an American sociologist and a specially-appointed professor at Central China Normal University, believes that using drugs to quit Internet addiction is not desirable.
He said, “Internet addiction is just a matter of habit, not a disease. How can you give them medication?
It is simply irresponsible.
Professor Tao Hongkai believes that Internet addiction is actually neither a mental illness nor a physical illness, but a more extreme hobby.
Especially the Internet addiction of teenagers is just a psychological deviation. As long as it is properly corrected, it can completely guide them to quit Internet addiction.
“There are a lot of things that can be addicted. If anyone is addicted to chess, this is very common in life. We have never considered such things as diseases, let alone need injections and medicine.
We are responsible for our children, and it is the most important thing to help them go back to their normal school life.
-Viewpoint 2: Yang Guodong, director of the Ningbo Drug Rehabilitation Research Center who is suspected of drug treatment, has a different opinion. He believes that Internet addiction and drug use, swallowing alcohol, and dandruff are all chemical addictions.
The principle of drug treatment of “Internet addiction” is the same as that of detoxification.
There is a “reward system” in the human body. The material basis of this system is mainly dopamine, which increases and reduces repetitive emotions, excitement or depression.
Addiction is an imbalance of dopamine’s self-transformation.
Drugs, the dopamine content suddenly increases through exogenous substances, which makes people feel pleasure, while behavioral dependents such as Internet, billing, etc. are obtained through endogenous substances to increase dopamine and get pleasure.
Drugs have a good balance of dopamine fluctuations, and also have a “de-addiction” effect.
-Viewpoint 3: Two-pronged approach to eradicate Internet addiction Director Tao Ran believes that the above two views have their own merits, but they are both immature. At present, the center’s treatment method also hopes to find the best way to treat Internet addiction through another method.
Regarding the causes of Internet addiction, the doctors in the center have different views from the above two, so they have different treatment methods.
Director Tao believes that Internet addiction is not just a mental illness, but a mental illness with endocrine disorders.
Patients with Internet Addiction Syndrome, like patients with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, cleanliness, etc., are psychologically pathological, with varying degrees of depression, autism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, paranoia, etc.Psychological disorders.
Therefore, in order to eradicate Internet addiction, it is necessary to correct children’s wrong psychological development on the right path through psychotherapy based on drug therapy.
That is to say, the main purpose of basic drug therapy is to balance the imbalance of brain glands in patients during pubertal development, and this is not enough, because if the child’s heart is not unlocked, the child’s wrong psychologyWill cause endocrine disorders again, which will cause the disease to recur.