Screen Media and Mental Health Risks
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 7, Number 7, September 2016
Topics: Registered Articles
Mary G. Burke, MD
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Burke has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
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.