KPFK AWARE SHOW
September 2, 2015 Guest Dr. Victoria Dunckley
Topic: Reset Your Child’s Brain
Dr. Victoria L. Dunckley is an award-winning integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, author, and speaker with a focus on addressing modern-day environmental factors to optimize mental health and minimize the need for psychotropic medication. In response to an overwhelming need, Dr. Dunckley developed Save Your Child’s Brain in 2010 to help parents reverse the overstimulating effects of electronics’ use on children’s mood, attention, sleep, and behavior. This is described in her book, Reset Your Child’s Brain. As one of only a handful of tech addiction specialists in the US, she’s considered a leading expert on the effects of interactive screen-time on brain health and development. Her websites are www.DrDunckley.com and www.ResetYourChildsBrain.com.
In today’s interview, child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley introduces us to a new syndrome called Electronic Screen Syndrome, which has profound and far-reaching effects on children’s brains. Tune in as she discusses the findings from her book Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time. She’ll talk about the wide variety of psychiatric, neurological, and behavioral disorders exacerbated or created by screen time and also outline how to to successfully implement an “electronic fast,” which has had proven success in hundreds of her patients.
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