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Psychology Today: Watch your screen time!

Victoria-L.-DunckleyWhile we avail ourselves of technology’s advantages, we should also be on the lookout for indications of overuse. Just as physical ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow can cause damage, too much repetitive exposure can influence our brains negatively. PsychologyToday.com contributor Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. calls this “electronic screen syndrome” – sensory overload, lack of restorative sleep, and hyperarousal of the nervous system. These result in emotional and attention deficits that can influence learning, interaction and ability to connect. Continue reading