American Journal of Psychiatry

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A Quarter of Middle-Aged Men Binge Drink

Excessive alcohol consumption isn't just for college kids

(Newser) - Binge drinking is generally thought to be a college-age phenomenon, but middle-aged people—especially men—live it up as well, the New York Daily News reports. A new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that 23% of men and 9% of women between 50 and 64 years old... More »

China to Declare 'Internet Addicts' Sick

Fervent web surfers face electro-shock treatments

(Newser) - China is about to become the first nation in the world to officially declare "internet addiction" a clinical disorder, reports the Guardian. Citizens hooked on the web may face treatment that includes military-style discipline, hypnosis, electro-shock therapy and drugs, reports the Guardian. The totalitarian Chinese authorities have repeatedly attempted... More »

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