Smartphones, Depression, and Anxiety

There is increasing concern on the effects of smartphone use on mental health. Several researchers have highlighted associated problems, including the effects upon sleep (see previous article), depression, and anxiety. In fact, there are several papers that consider certain smartphone use to be an addictive behavior. At the same time, if you do a literature […]

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Screen Use And Mental Health: Part 1

The most common complaint I hear from parents is around screen use in their children and teens. The issue is that their child spends far too much time on screens, impacting mood, anxiety, social life, academic life, sleep, and time with the family. The question I am usually asked is, “What do I do about […]

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Does Anxiety Cause Depression, or Depression Cause Anxiety?

Everyone knows that anxiety is related to depression, and that depression is related to anxiety. But that often seems to be the end of the discussion. Have you ever wondered how they are related or, specifically, whether certain anxiety disorders are more related to depression than others? If you have, a recent meta-analysis assessed this […]

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