Sunday, September 20, 2015

Six ways electronics disrupt neurophysiology and cause mood disturbance...

A really excellent piece sent to me by Ari Rotenberg. Late at night.....
Dr. Josh Rotenberg

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy

Computers at night upset physiology and cause sleep disorders...Dr Rotenberg
Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem “wired and tired.” That is, they’re agitated but exhausted. Because chronically high arousal levels impact memory and the ability to relate, these kids are also likely to struggle academically and socially.
At some point, a child with these symptoms may be given a mental-health diagnosis such as major depressionbipolar disorder, or ADHD, and offered corresponding treatments, including therapy and medication. But often these treatments don’t work very well, and the downward spiral continues.

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