Addiction to Social Media

Do yourselves a favor and watch the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. I have been aware of this issue for a long time. I highly recommend Cal Newport’s books Deep Work and Digital Minimalism to help you and your kids with this problem.

Remember, as the documentary says, if you are not paying for the product then you are the product.

Zubin also did a great job with this here.

In my practice, I was seeing so much more anxiety in kids in the last few years that it was mindboggling. Now I know why. Eighty percent of kids checking their phones in the middle of the night. They say we check our phones 150 times a day. Kids are averaging about 7 hours of screen time a day. This is messing with their brains. Literally. I mean dopamine and other neurotransmitters are being tweaked by these companies. We need to stop this madness.

Ok, rant over.

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

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2 Responses

  1. Kurt Savegnago says:

    Hmmmmmm, Perhaps that’s why I don’t Facebook, Tweet, Tik Tok or what have you. Subscribe to some specialty hobby sites where the discussion is confined to the hobby at hand.
    In my case amateur rocketry and Ham Radio. “Nothing like the smell of APCP/Ammonium Perchlorate Composite Propellant in the morning!” Or talking to a fellow in Tahiti from Central Illinois on the 12 meter band on a longwire in the trees for an antenna and 100 watts power output. (Which is relatively low considering.). Propagation gods were with me that day. 🙂

  2. Ken says:

    Doug, Has nothing to do with this topic, but thought you might find this interesting.
    Regarding drug complaint sleaze
    https://youtu.be/arduwbwYB_w

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