WHAT ARE VIDEO GAMES DOING TO YOUR CHILD’S MIND?

WHAT ARE VIDEO GAMES DOING TO YOUR CHILD’S MIND?

FACTS

  • The electronic screen syndrome may be the predominant problem, not ADHD or mood disorder. It has been shown to worsen or even cause mood or ADHD symptoms in your child.
  • Diagnoses of bipolar disease in children have increased 40 fold in 10 years. A coincidence, or related to hours of screen hyperarousal stimulation?
  • Most teens say they are addicted to their iPhones. Average daily texting 100 times, average daily screen time over 7 hours.
  • MRI update in heavy gamers closely mirror uptake areas in addiction.
  • MRi (real-time) uptake, just thinking about games, shows similar effects.
  • Hyperarousal dopamine spikes cause dopamine dysregulation. Subsequently satiety occurs only when those very high levels are artificially produced.
  • Electronic screen abstinence by itself frequently improves mood and ADHD symptoms.
  • Electronic screen abstinence improvement may allow for lowered medication dosage, or discontinuation of medication.
  • Electronic screen abstinence results may be so dramatic that previous ADHD or mood disorders diagnoses may be questioned.