electronic use

Clinical Update

Managing Video Gaming in Children and Teens

Topics: Computer addiction | electronic use | videogaming addiction

CCPR: We are here to talk about managing video gaming in children and adolescents, which is a ubiquitous habit that might be even more pronounced given that we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Dr. Dilley, can you start with the relationship between mood disorders and gaming? Dr. Dilley: There is a complex relationship between mood disorders and gaming

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Clinical Update

Smartphone Apps as Adjuncts for Substance Use Treatment

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Behavioral therapy | Complementary treatments | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | electronic use | Health Apps | Internet | Media | Telehealth | Telemedicine

The majority (81%) of Americans own a smartphone, and a little over one-half (58%) have downloaded a health-related app (www.pewresearch.org/internet/fact-sheet/mobile). Could addiction apps be the next tool to improve treatment outcomes? This article will review some apps for substance use disorders (SUD) and discuss strategies for integrating them int

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