Attachment Disorder and Early Media Exposure: Neurobehavioral symptoms mimicking autism spectrum disorder Facebook Live Discussion

Should you restrict your child under the age of 24 months from using all digital media completely? What if your child has already been exposed to media for many years, is it too late to set limits?

Here is a case example for discussion where early media exposure can mimic Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in some children.

Free Journal of Medical Investigation article here:
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jmi/65/3.4/65_280/_article

Dr Le discusses in a Facebook Live video, a journal article authored by Numata‐Uematsu 2018 et al from the Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of Medicine.

Continue reading Attachment Disorder and Early Media Exposure: Neurobehavioral symptoms mimicking autism spectrum disorder Facebook Live Discussion

Adolescent Screen Media Use: How much is too much?

FB Live Q&A with Prof S Houghton of UWA Graduate School of Education The University of Western Australia asks about #screentime:

“What do you think would qualify for someone who spends too much time on electronic screens? Or gaming? In excess of 8 hours a day?”
 
“What’s the bottom threshold? How does this relate to the theory and the “addiction” criteria?”
 
Prof Houghton has researched Australian Adolescent Screen Based Media Use and the link to depression and mental health. Link to open access article here:

“Video game playing, attention problems, and impulsiveness: Evidence of bidirectional causality” (Gentile, Lim, Khoo 2012)

The difference between attention Vs visual attention and why your child cannot take their eyes off a screen, why we can’t take our eyes off a car crash and why you should sell your child’s copy of GTA.

Continue reading “Video game playing, attention problems, and impulsiveness: Evidence of bidirectional causality” (Gentile, Lim, Khoo 2012)

“Profile of adolescents seeking treatment for excessive computer gaming at an addiction treatment service in Singapore” (Wei M, Le H. ANZJP 2016)

Link to original commentary article here

In 2015, Dr Le received Australian Federal Funding to work in Internet Addiction clinics and school programs for teenagers in Singapore. Many of these programs were implement following the famous longitudinal study looking a pathological gaming in 3000 students over 2 years (published in Pediatrics 2011 by Gentile and Khoo). There was much opportunity to observe and collaborate with local Singaporean services so that one day similar services might be implemented in here in Australia. Continue reading “Profile of adolescents seeking treatment for excessive computer gaming at an addiction treatment service in Singapore” (Wei M, Le H. ANZJP 2016)

Pathological Internet and Video Game Users in South Australian Teens

This blog post is for the CGI Clinic talk at the Boylan Ward Adolescent Mental Health Unit Grand Rounds at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, January 2016. We will review the following journal article featured in the RANZJP, which can be found here:

Continue reading Pathological Internet and Video Game Users in South Australian Teens