“Addictive Technology and Its Impact on Teen Brains” [Video Replay & Podcast #451]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#451), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on April 19, 2023.

Episode Description

Technology is an inescapable — and important — facet of everyday life for teens. Video games and social media allow adolescents to connect with friends, have fun, and learn new ideas. But for teens with ADHD, in particular, video games and social media can become addictive and lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Some teens may resist doing homework or other tasks to stay online. It is important for caregivers and teens to discuss what makes screen use problematic and to develop strategies for screen use that is balanced and healthy.

In this webinar, caregivers will learn:

  • About the symptoms of behavioral addictions and how these relate to screen use
  • How video games, social media, and technology in general are designed to be addictive, and how this can be particularly problematic for teens with ADHD
  • Approaches to discuss and instill healthy gaming and social media use in your teen
  • Identify specific tools and treatments to help those struggling with problematic screen use

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on April 19, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Jeremy Edge, LPC, IGDC, is the owner and founder of the counseling practice, Escapingthe.com, PLLC. Jeremy is an international gaming disorder certified counselor, which is the leading certification for working with people with gaming disorder. He’s also obtained a digital wellness certificate through the Digital Wellness Institute. He provides counseling services to help clients experience balanced, healthy screen use.

After personally experiencing the negative effects of problematic gaming, Jeremy devoted his work to helping those find balance with online activities. In addition to problematic screen use, Jeremy works with men of all ages, and his team works with teens, young adults, adults, and families.

He received his Master’s degree in community counseling at University of Texas San Antonio and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UT Tyler. Jeremy is married to a pediatrician and they live in Dallas with their two kids.

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