Social media is well-known, but the effects of its long-term use are still relatively unknown. Many of us feel increasingly reliant on it, and its use—or trying to limit its use—can make us feel anxious, irritable, and even depressed.
What makes these platforms such a hard habit to break? And how can we recognize the signs of too much social media use and start to cut back?
In this previously recorded session, Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, explains the science behind what keeps us constantly coming back to social media outlets, shares how overuse impacts kids and teens differently than adults, and answers audience questions about how we can improve our digital habits.
Harvard Medical School
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and works with youth who present with anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Dr. Sperling helped develop and is currently a program director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program, a program for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and OCD.
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