Internet Addictions: What are they anyway?

Posted by Ari Terry | Electronics | 0 Comments

There are many things to be said on the topic of internet and internet addiction. Though there has been recent “buzz” about it and more people are “finding out about it” the reality is that it has been around for quite awhile.  An internet addiction can look different for different people, much like a drug […]

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Overcoming Sexting Addictions

Becky gets home from an awful day at school.  She hates everything about her day.  Her teachers are hard and give her tons of homework.  She feels left out and has very few friends. She wants to get attention from boys, but doesn’t like her body and is convinced that nobody else does either. When she […]

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Depressed? Anxious? Suffering from PTSD? There’s an App for that!

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Anxiety, Depression, Electronics, Therapeutic/Clinical, Trauma & PTSD | app mobile therapist therapy 0 Comments

Regardless of the fact that great progress is being made in the area of tech-based therapies, my own policy regarding psycho-therapeutic technology is to proceed with curiosity…and caution.

For now, the only therapist I’ll stick in my own pocket or recommend to others is one who promises little things. Like a little help going to sleep, or some organizational assistance to help manage ADHD.

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TEENS AND SCREENS: THE NEW ADDICTION

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It’s easy to mistake normal behaviors for healthy behaviors. Just because everyone is doing something does not mean that it’s without serious consequences. Problems arising from overuse of screen-based technologies typically stem from excessive use leading to isolation, unhealthy relationships, and social and emotional delays, i.e. immaturity.

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Screen Obsessed

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Electronics | adolescent media mental health screen time 0 Comments

Science is finally confirming with what astute parents have known for decades: too much TV is bad for kids. With the proliferation of other screen-based technologies in addition to TV, opportunities for children and adolescents to disappear into a screen-based alternate universe have only increased.

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