Yang Yongxin

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Yang Yongxin was born on 21 June, 1962 in Linyi, China, is a Psychiatrist. Discover Yang Yongxin’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 58 years old?

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Age58 years old
Zodiac SignGemini
Born21 June 1962
Birthday21 June
BirthplaceLinyi, China

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In October 2018, a video showing a patient crying after being treated at the Fourth Hospital of Linyi was posted on Sina Weibo. Public concern about Yang’s treatment center’s existence reheated. Linyi’s local health commission later responded that the individual was “an eight-year-old autism patient” and noted that the Yang’s treatment center has been closed since August 2016. The video was later deleted by the publisher under order of police; the publisher publicly apologized for “leading an bad influence to the Fourth Hospital of Linyi”. According to The Paper, a Chinese news report website, the hospital has removed words describing the center such as “网戒中心” (disciplinary center). The source also noted the hospital’s introduction to Yang said he is good at “curing Internet Addiction and personality abnormal, preventing adolescence’s dangerous behavior, curing problem family”, despite the controversies.


In 2017, the survival horror video game Dead by Daylight added a new downloadable content pack called “Spark of Madness”. It featured a new map (Lery’s Memorial Institute) based on Yang’s hospital, a new killer who is a doctor with the power to shock survivors, manipulating them mentally, and a new survivor (Feng Min) who is a former sports player. It is believed that this character is based on Yang as an earlier character selection poll chose him to be the next character.


In August 2016, a blog article “Yang Yongxin, a devil still at large” was posted on WeChat and Sina Weibo, and later made its way into Tencent News. By providing a description of Yang, his therapy, and the government ban, the article re-ignited controversies around Yang, leading to an interview of former patients by China Youth Daily. Justice Online, a news site run by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, also reported on deaths and injuries caused by shocks in Yang-style treatments. However, Linyi’s local health commission considers Yang’s method legitimate; in addition, Yang claimed “governmental support” for his center.

In October 2016, a proposed draft of Regulation on the Online Protection of Minors which refers to terms on controlling Internet addiction was released for public commenting. In response, Justice Online called for a clear definition of “Internet addiction” as well as respect for minors’ rights.


In May 2009, China Youth Daily, a leading state-run newspaper in China, published a highly negative investigative report on Yang’s practices, which received coverage on both the CCTV and other prominent Chinese media, eventually leading to coverage in Science. CCTV-12, in particular, aired a segment featuring a young adult who was drugged by his parents, brought to Yang’s clinic and received an hour of ECT. The controversy eventually led to the Chinese Ministry of Health issuing a ban on Yang’s use of electroconvulsive therapy. In August, CCTV aired its own investigative report, further questioning the ethics of Yang’s treatment center. The report alleged that Yang had received CNY 81 million (US$12.73 million) from his treatment center.

In 2009, China Youth Daily publicized the news of a patient who escaped from Yang’s treatment center. He jumped from a second-floor window at the treatment center. The report alleged that Yang’s ECT therapy triggered cardiac arrhythmia in the escaped patient, questioning the safety of Yang’s therapy.

Critics have raised questions about Yang diagnostic standard, claiming that he would admit anyone brought to his treatment center. Yang’s published “diagnostic test” is criticized as remarkably lax, as almost any choices on the test will be diagnosed as Internet addiction. In July 2009, celebrity Chinese scholar and anti-pseudoscience crusader Fang Zhouzi published an essay that criticized the notion of Internet addiction and questioned the ethics of electroconvulsive therapy without anesthesia.

In July 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Health issued an official ban on the use of electroconvulsive therapy in treating Internet addiction, citing a lack of evidence as to its effectiveness. However, Yang’s treatment center continued to operate after the ban by providing “low-frequency-pulse electronic acupuncture” instead of ECT; critics protested that Yang’s new therapeutic methods were designed to torture patients and called for an end to Yang’s practice altogether.


Yang caused widespread controversy in China when its most viewed television channel, the state-run China Central Television (CCTV), aired a special about Yang’s treatment center in July 2008. The program, titled Fighting the Internet Demon: Who Turned Our Geniuses into Beasts, reported positively on Yang’s ECT therapy and sharply criticized the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, then popular in China and blamed for many teenagers’ purported Internet addiction. The program initially caused an uproar in China’s World of Warcraft community, a sentiment that later spread to most of China’s Internet community. Yang’s critics revealed some of his most controversial practices, which led to the mainstream media abandoning their praise of his treatment center. Nevertheless, Yang went on to win a State Council grant for excellence in medical science in February 2009.

In the controversial July 2008 CCTV coverage of Yang’s treatment center, he claimed that patients with alleged Internet addiction suffered from “cognitive and personality disorders”. Yang promoted electroconvulsive therapy as a means to remedy such disorders. According to an investigative report, Yang’s patients ranged from 12 to 30 years of age. Most of them were abducted by their parents or the “Special Operations”, an informal branch of the treatment center that consisted of parents and more senior patients, who were rewarded for their participation in abducting new patients. The parents (even those of adult patients) would then sign a contract with the treatment center placing the patients into foster care by the treatment center. After they were admitted, Yang’s patients were allegedly placed into a prison-like environment, where they were forced to reveal all of their online accounts and passwords. Reports also show Yang managing his patients in a military manner, encouraging patients to act as his informants and threatening resisting patients with ECT, which former patients claimed he used solely as a means of torturing them.


In 2006, Yang claimed to have invented a formula of Chinese traditional medicine that is effective in treating Internet addiction. Yang applied for a patent for his formula, although the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office has not responded to his application. Yang’s patent application claims that he had conducted a clinical trial with 300 patients at his treatment center, and that all 300 patients were “completely cured of their addiction by the medication”. The patients’ informed consent was not sought, and minors as young as 14 years of age were involved in the clinical trial.


Yang was assigned by the state to the Fourth Hospital of Linyi (also known as Linyi Mental Hospital), where he specialized in treating schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He wrote a series of columns on popular psychology for the local newspaper during his tenure at Linyi Mental Hospital, although his critics alleged the columns were paid advertisements for the hospital. On 29 September 1997, Yang received the honor of becoming a Top 10 Underage Protector in Shandong for his work treating Internet addiction disorder in teenagers. In 2008, Yang became the director of the Internet Addiction Treatment Center, and began to practice electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In 2009, he was awarded an allowance from the State Council. On 7 May 2009, the China Youth Daily reported that Yang and the treatment center were under investigation.


The machine Yang used for ECT treatments is a DX-IIA ECT device, manufactured by a Shanghai pharmaceutical company from 1996 to 2000. The manufacturer warned of impaired cognition as a side effect. Chinese health regulation had stopped the device from being manufactured since 2000, and reports brought into question whether Yang acquired these devices illegally.


Yang Yongxin (Chinese: 杨永信 ) (born 21 June 1962) is a highly controversial Chinese clinical psychiatrist who advocated and practiced electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) without anaesthesia or muscle relaxants as a cure for alleged Internet addiction in adolescents. Yang is currently deputy chief of the Fourth Hospital of Linyi (Linyi Mental Hospital), in the Shandong province of China. He runs the Internet Addiction Treatment Center at the hospital.

Yang was born in June 1962 in the Chinese city of Linyi, Shandong province. He graduated from Yishui Medical School, a vocational school in Yishui, Shandong, with a degree in Clinical Medicine in 1982.