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October 19, 2021 60 mins
Join Dr. Hilarie Cash, one of the nation's leading experts in the field of Internet Gaming Disorder. Dr. Cash is co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of reSTART Life, the first residential treatment program for adolescents and adults suffering from addiction to the internet and video games. Dr. Cash describes the risk factors, consequences and mental health problems commonly associated with addiction to the internet and video games. She describes the withdrawal syndrome associated with online gaming and comments on the connection between online gaming and substance use. How do I approach my teen or loved one if I think he has a problem? What if he won't agree to get help? Dr. Cash addresses these questions and describes the treatment approach at reSTART Life, where the motto is Connect with life, not your device. Dr. Cash explains how exposing children to excessive screens at younger and younger ages interferes with normal growth and development, often leading to problems with healthy attachment and intimacy. She offers advice to parents on how to prevent an internet addiction in their children.
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