Limiting Nighttime Cell Phone Use More Important than you Might Think

Limiting Nighttime Cell Phone Use More Important than you Might Think

Posted on: July 9th, 2019 by Neurohealth Associates

A new study in the journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem. This is the first study that shows a direct link between screen time and mental health. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss tips for parents who want to decrease their teens’ cell phone usage and how screen time affects important sleep habits.

Watch the CBS This Morning interview below.

Tips for parents to help their teens:

  • Start good habits at a young age
  • Enforce digital curfews
  • Put family “charging station” in parents’ room
  • Expect resistance, especially if an unhealthy precedent has already been set

If your child is already exhibiting depression or anxiety please consider neurofeedback training for depression or anxiety, which we would happily provide.

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