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Old October 8th, 2018, 07:24 AM
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Netflix addiction

Last week, the Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) in Bengaluru received its first case: A 26-year-old man who was unemployed and turned to Netflix to shut out reality for more than six months.

Manoj Kumar Sharma, professor of clinical psychology, Nimhans, who heads the SHUT clinic, said the man started spending more than seven hours a day binge-watching films and shows on Netflix as it helped him feel good. “Whenever his family pressurised him to earn a living, or when he saw his friends doing well, he would watch the shows on offer continuously. It was a method of escapism. He could forget about his problems, and he derived immense pleasure from it,” said Dr. Sharma.

When he woke up in the morning, the first thing he did was turn on the TV. But the pleasure was short-lived as the young man found that he was unable to exercise any form of self control. It led to eye strain, fatigue, and disturbed sleeping patterns. To help him overcome his addiction, doctors at the clinic are addressing his psychological issues through therapy, prescribing relaxation exercises, and guiding him in his career.

Unlike traditional television formats — where viewers have to wait a week to find out what happens next in a show — streaming platforms are all about instant gratification. People binge-watch to manage their underlying moods.

While the young man’s case is the most extreme form at the clinic, Dr. Sharma said that many of his patients being treated for online gaming addictions are also escaping into streaming platforms to watch shows.
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Old October 8th, 2018, 07:35 AM
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Netflix addiction

Last week, the Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) in Bengaluru received its first case: A 26-year-old man who was unemployed and turned to Netflix to shut out reality for more than six months.

Manoj Kumar Sharma, professor of clinical psychology, Nimhans, who heads the SHUT clinic, said the man started spending more than seven hours a day binge-watching films and shows on Netflix as it helped him feel good. “Whenever his family pressurised him to earn a living, or when he saw his friends doing well, he would watch the shows on offer continuously. It was a method of escapism. He could forget about his problems, and he derived immense pleasure from it,” said Dr. Sharma.

When he woke up in the morning, the first thing he did was turn on the TV. But the pleasure was short-lived as the young man found that he was unable to exercise any form of self control. It led to eye strain, fatigue, and disturbed sleeping patterns. To help him overcome his addiction, doctors at the clinic are addressing his psychological issues through therapy, prescribing relaxation exercises, and guiding him in his career.

Unlike traditional television formats — where viewers have to wait a week to find out what happens next in a show — streaming platforms are all about instant gratification. People binge-watch to manage their underlying moods.

While the young man’s case is the most extreme form at the clinic, Dr. Sharma said that many of his patients being treated for online gaming addictions are also escaping into streaming platforms to watch shows.

what about giving him a GpeL?!
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^^ I have faced the issue of binge-watching on Netflix.. watched 5-6 years of Breaking bad episodes in a few weeks.. 2-3 hours daily. It's the availability that makes you want to watch it.. self control is tough.

It's like having a carton of cigarettes.. that is 10 boxes.. with 1 box you know you smoke it in a week or 10 days.. but having bought a carton (saves a bit of money) will make you smoke at least double your intake .. knowing you have it readily available.
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