THE Daily Mail and its website are addictive, paranoia-inducing and a gateway to more extreme forms of behaviour, according to experts.
Researchers at the Institute for Studies undertook a decade-long study of Mail users and discovered an across-the-board deterioration in mental health.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: ”People start using the Mail and Mail Online for recreational purposes. They like the pictures of women in bikinis, amazing 3D body art and big houses that are described as the UK’s most expensive.
“But regular use leads to intense feelings of envy, paranoia and mental lethargy caused by being told what to think.
”The Mail user begins to alienate themselves from their former social circle, perhaps joining a local vigilante group or simply sitting alone in the dark listening to Katherine Jenkins CDs.
“By that stage it’s only a matter of time before they are found frozen to death while attempting to have sex with a car.”