SPEAKER: Britten Devereux, MS, LAADC, MAC
The Neuromechanics of Screen Time: Understanding the Brain, Dysregulation and Solutions for Overall Mental Health, 1.5 CE
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Self-regulation and self-management are critical components to mental health, self-efficacy and social connectivity. But our modern habits are corrosive, changing mood, cognition and behavior. The lights and stimuli from screens stress our anatomy, and screen time (TV, tablet, laptop, smartphone) causes repeated stress on the central nervous system. Such stress makes underlying mental health disorders more difficult to diagnose and treat. This interesting look at the brain will reveal that our clinical practices must be flexible, adaptive, curious, energetic and stable to treat today’s patient. While we come to grips with behaviors that have us dysregulated and in a daily panic, clinicians need to integrate this research to write a realistic treatment plan and reduce patient’s anxiety.