Show: September 9, 2012:
- Are laws restricting sugary snacks effective in fighting childhood obesity?
- What are the consequences of unintended pregnancies?
- What is the relationship between fitness and grades in adolescents?
- Is there value in adding ultrasound technology to routine mammograms?
- How does mobility affect the diagnosis of breast cancer?
- Can meditation combat loneliness?
- How can personal narratives serve to influence public health policy?
- Can the overuse of technology precipitate forms of mental illness?
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Can the overuse of technology precipitate forms of mental illness?
Interview: Nancy Ann Cheever, Ph.D., assisted in the research and editing process of “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us,” Associate professor of communications, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
The recently released book “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us” raises this question and cites the existence of several technology-related mental disorders, including the phenomenon of cyclical moods and depression among teenagers who use Facebook. Nancy Ann Cheever, Ph.D., who assisted in the research and editing of this book, shares the idea behind an “iDisorder” and what people can do to prevent themselves from getting too wrapped up in technology