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i couldnt believe this .. asthma attack caused by facebook

A case of Facebook triggering asthma has prompted warnings about the psychological dangers of social networking sites.

Doctors in Italy reported on a depressed 18-year-old who was dumped by his girlfriend and then saw her picture on Facebook.

The shock brought on an asthma attack, which was repeated each time he logged on and accessed his ex's profile. When a psychiatrist persuaded the teenager to stay clear of the site, the attacks stopped.


Asked by san78 at 12:36 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • I'm going to have to say that I'm tired of hearing people blame Facebook for ruining marriages and apparently giving people "asthma attacks." Its like blaming Mcdonalds for making you fat. No one MAKES you create an account, no one MAKES you talk to certain people on there, no one MAKES you look at your xgirlfriend's page continuously even though it clearly makes you really upset. Other example of how no one in this world wants to take personal responsibility. If you start having asthma attacks from looking at facebook, then freaking STOP! DUHHHHHH

    Answer by Ash9724 at 12:42 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • FB isn't to blame, poor mental health is.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:38 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • That's bullshit.... for real? LOL... Mabey he was getting panic attacks...? I don't see how seeing a pic can make you get an asthma attack... and really, if he felt that way when he saw her profile... wouldn't common sense tell the idiot to stay off it? Wow.

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 12:37 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • That is about stupid! It was not fb that cause his attacks but his own anxiety and inability to handle rejection.

    Answer by cracklinbread at 12:38 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • lol agree with Gremlyn1980...stay away from her profile. And its not the site that did it it was a picture...I wonder what will happen to him if he bumps into her in person?!

    Answer by chanelsparkels at 12:39 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Then why did the kid keep logging in and checking her out.....

    Seriously.. People need to take responsiblity for their own actions and quit laying blame on social networking sites. Logging into a social networking site, participating in a social networking site, and continueing to do so (even when you know you will have some adverse reaction) is a choice.. Quit making the choice. Quit suffering adverse affects from that choice.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 12:40 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • How funny it was his anxiety not face book. He just need to keep away from his ex.

    Answer by gammie at 12:44 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • why did he keep looking at her profile on fb if it made him sick. Not a very smart LOL

    Answer by Bubbles120 at 12:47 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • bump

    Answer by kim0167 at 4:33 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Asthma attack caused by his own stress and anxiety over the loss of his girlfriend.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:51 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

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