Technology Issues With Children and Adolescents (September/October)

Date of Issue: 09/01/2016 | Volume: 7 | Number: 7

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Is 24/7 immersion in screen media negatively affecting our children? This issue explains how screen media are not biologically neutral. They are, by design, addictive for susceptible individuals; further, they are deleterious for babies and must be used wisely with young children.

In This Issue

Article

Screen Media and Mental Health Risks

Dr. Burke has been helping patients of all ages, as well as the general public, address this in practical and socially acceptable ways since 1999. In this article she explains how screen media are not biologically neutral. They are, by design, addictive for susceptible individuals; further, they are deleterious for babies and must be used wisely with young children.

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Expert Q&A

Helping Families Use Screen Media Sensibly

Topics: Child Psychiatry

We are all aware that media and technology have fundamentally changed our day-to-day lives, but there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about what an “always connected” lifestyle actually means. Dr. Robb describes the addictive effects of technology on children and adolescents in this interview.

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Research Update

Parent-Focused Therapy Outperforms Conjoint Therapy for Anorexia

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Eating Disorders | Research Updates

Few disorders frustrate clinicians as much as anorexia nervosa (AN). In the June 2015 issue of TCPR, we interviewed James Lock, who guided us through one of the few effective AN treatments, family-based therapy (FBT). In FBT, a family therapist works with the entire family to come up with a weight restoration plan for the patient.

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