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Author Kardaras, Nicholas, 1964- author.

Title Digital madness : how social media is driving our mental health crisis-and how to restore our sanity / Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  302.231 KARDARAS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  302.231 KAR    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  302.231 KAR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  302.23 KARDARAS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  302.23 KARDARAS    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  302.231 KARDARAS    Check Shelf
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Edition First Edition.
Description 272 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A world gone mad -- Addicted to the Matrix -- A world gone mad -- The social contagion effect -- Viral violence -- Social media and the binary trap -- Digital systopia -- The new technocracy -- Maintaining the dystopia -- God complexes and immorality -- The ancient cure -- My personal odyssey -- Beyond therapy -- the philosopher-warrior.
Summary "From the author of the provocative and influential Glow Kids: Revolutionary research that reveals technology's damaging effect on mental illness and suicide rates--and offers a way out. Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is at the forefront of researchers sounding the alarm about the impact of excessive technology on younger brains. In Glow Kids, he described what screen time does to children, calling it "digital heroin". Now, in Digital Madness, Dr. Kardaras turns his attention to our teens and young adults. For them, the digital world is a bubble of content you're meant to "like" or "dislike." Two choices might be considered easy, but just how detrimental is this binary thinking to mental health? From body image to politics to personal relationships to decisions, the world doesn't exist in an "up or down," "black or white," "good or bad" dynamic, and social media shouldn't either. Digital Madness explores how technology promotes sedentary isolation, polarization, rewards extremes on both sides, and has spawned a mental health and suicide pandemic from which enormous corporations profit. Dr. Kardaras offers a path out of our crisis, using examples from classical philosophy that encourage resilience, critical thinking, concentration, and other beneficial habits of mind. Digital Madness is a crucial book for parents, educators, therapists, public health professionals, and policymakers who are searching for ways to restore our young people's mental and physical health"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Social media -- Psychological aspects.
Information technology -- Psychological aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Well-being.
Information technology -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00973120
Information technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00973131
Well-being. (OCoLC)fst01402723
Added Title How social media is driving our mental health crisis-and how to restore our sanity
ISBN 9781250278494 (hardcover)
125027849X (hardcover)
9781250278500 (ebook)
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