How to start a conversation that could save a life in 3 steps- RUOK?

https://www.ruok.org.au/

STEP 1: Check out the RUOK? website guide on “How to ask a mate” here.

STEP 2: Try your best to arrange a face-to-face connection in the real world.

STEP 3: When face-to-face attempt to reconnect without the use of digital devices (eg. turn your mobile to airplane mode and do your best to talk without digital interruptions. Continue reading How to start a conversation that could save a life in 3 steps- RUOK?

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:

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How your screen use can affect your baby’s brain development

A baby’s brain is “experience dependent” for the development of pathways involved in emotional regulation and communication with others. Essentially, how you interact with your baby affects how your baby’s brain develops. Continue reading How your screen use can affect your baby’s brain development

Problematic Internet Use and Electronic Gaming in Australian Adolescents

Up-to-date data on Australian adolescents’ Internet use and electronic gaming is a much needed insight for future health research, policy and service development.

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South Korea Special- Internet Gaming Withdrawal Psychosis

A Case of Withdrawal Psychosis from Internet Addiction Disorder” (Paik, 2014) Continue reading South Korea Special- Internet Gaming Withdrawal Psychosis