Month: March 2019

Interesting Reads 3/7/2019

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/03/07/holly-richardson/ Addiction is the “disease of despair,” writes the author. Identifying the underlying or root causes, whether it be the lack of autonomy, the lack of real-life “validation,” the lack of meaning, etc. is critical for any long-term fix. https://www.kpcw.org/post/social-media-apps-and-gaming-changes-childrens-brains-not-so-good-ways Some points to consider from this doctor: Fewer than 5% of kids get the physical …

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Video Gaming Addiction

The Addictive Nature of Social Media & Online Gaming

The relentless desire for “escape” from anxiety or seemingly intractable real-life problems triggers the addiction, and over time the problem compounds. Self-regulation is difficult enough as it is. As minors’ and even young adults’ brains are not fully developed, they will find it an extraordinarily difficult task to quit once they are hooked. Parents may …

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