Wellbeing - feeling addicted to your phone?

In the wellbeing podcast, the dread topic of phone usage has come up again - how social media, and an "always on" culture can affect our wellbeing. But knowing that, and changing our behaviour are two different things - so to give some advice on reducing our reliance on phones, Abi and Cat are joined by Nidhi Gupta, assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who's been using techniques from behavioural addictio n to help with device usage. For more from Nidhi, visit https://phreedom.net/ Some of the research that Nidhi mentions https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/138/5/e20162591/60503/Media-and-Young-Minds A randomized trial of the effects of reducing television viewing and computer use on b ody mass index in young children https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18316661/ Distraction: an assessment of smartphone usage in health care work settings https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3437811/ Treatment Considerations in Internet and Video Game Addiction https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov /29502754/ The Smartphone Addiction Scale: Development and Validation of a Short Version for Adolescentshttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0083558
Source: The BMJ Podcast - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts