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    Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    May 14, 2:17 PM
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    A new study has revealed that people who work in front of a computer even just for five hours a day run the risk of mental illness such as depression and insomnia, according to the article, "Continuous Computer Work Causes Insomnia: Study."

    The study conducted on 25, 000 people has found that those working for hours in front of the computer complained of feeling depressed, anxious and reluctant to get up for work in the mornings...
    http://www.examiner.com/x-7160-Sacra...ia--depression


    ** Note: Did they account for the computers' OS?
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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    Yet another failure by so-called scientists to properly analyze cause and effect.

    I bet if you took 25,000 people who do ANYTHING that involves sitting immobile in a chair for five hours a day without real human interaction, they'd have the same results.
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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    Only a small percentage of the worlds population are happy in their jobs, with their life or the way the world is being run.

    That could certainly cause depression & insomnia amongst a variety of other illnesses for quite a few of them.

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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    I just want to know how they got the workers to work 5 hours in a day???!!!

    Usually they just work when the boss is looking...
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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    Quote Originally Posted by McRat View Post
    I just want to know how they got the workers to work 5 hours in a day???!!!

    Usually they just work when the boss is looking...
    Five hours? That all? Things must have changed since I was working full time - my presence was expected for something nearer 7 hours.
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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    Well, I partially agree. I can get depressed if I spend a lot of time in a day on the computer, but if I'm doing something very 'social' for several other hours of my day, I find that they offset each other. In fact, I'll be depressed if I don't use a computer (or something else semi-hermit like), for several hours a day.
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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    Quote Originally Posted by LeifAndersen View Post
    Well, I partially agree. I can get depressed if I spend a lot of time in a day on the computer, but if I'm doing something very 'social' for several other hours of my day, I find that they offset each other. In fact, I'll be depressed if I don't use a computer (or something else semi-hermit like), for several hours a day.

    Internet Use Makes Us Happier, Says Mental-Health Study

    By TARA KELLY / LONDON Tara Kelly / London – Sat May 15, 1:55 am ET

    When it comes to mental health, the Internet gets a bad rap. There are countless studies that suggest regular access to the Internet is linked to stress, anxiety and addiction. But before you stop tweeting and toss out your iPhone, it turns out that spending time on the Web could actually be making you happier.

    A May 12 report by British researchers from the U.K.'s Chartered Institute of IT (known as BCS) have found a link between Internet access and well-being...
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/08599198924400

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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    I can't help but wonder if this relates to news that 33% of internet traffic during working hours is pron (sic) ...
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    Re: Working 5 hours daily on computer risks insomnia & depression

    Quote Originally Posted by BoneKracker View Post
    I bet if you took 25,000 people who do ANYTHING that involves sitting immobile in a chair for five hours a day without real human interaction, they'd have the same results.
    +1

    Computer usage is usually much more social and socially rewarding than "acceptable" entertainment like reading. But "working on a computer" is still "working," and as everyone knows, working sucks.
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