From an addiction expert, comes a startling argument that technology has profoundly affected the brains of children – and not for the better
How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids–and How to Break the Trance
by Nicholas Kardaras Ph. D.
Saint Martin’s Press, August 2016
Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids.
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is one of the country’s foremost addiction experts and Executive Director of the Dunes—one of the world’s top rehabs. He is a Clinical Professor at Stony Brook Medicine, has taught neuropsychology at the doctoral-level, is the author of “How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life” and is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today and Fox News.