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“Mental Wealth” by Victoria L Dunckley M.D.

Mental Wealth¬†aims to raise awareness of integrative or holistic methods that anyone can implement to optimize treatment, minimize the need for medication, and support healthy brain development in children, teens, and young adults. Over the years I’ve realized that addressing screen-time is often the missing link in successful treatment, so many of the articles focus on various aspects of “screens”: harmful physiological effects, mindful screen-management, and the benefits of restriction.

  • 10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time
    You may have heard that screen-time can wreak havoc on children's nervous systems. But aside from restricting technology, what can parents do to buffer against overstimulation? ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2017-03-31By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Why Social Media is NOT Smart for Middle School Kids
    Wondering why your middle schooler's social media use has ratcheted up your stress levels? Understanding the brain at this age can help you can take back control. ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2017-03-26By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Toward Integration: Mental Health Defined
    We're all familiar with mental health issues or symptoms. But what does a mental healthy brain look like? And how do we get there? ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2017-03-03By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Is Guilt Affecting How You Manage Your Child’s ScreenTime?
    Parental guilt can undermine the best of intentions when it comes to restricting children's screentime. Here's how to give guilt the boot. ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2017-01-03By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Autism and Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks
    Is your gut telling you that your child with autism has too much screen time? Here are 11 reasons why ASD kids are more vulnerable to screen time effects, including addiction. ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2016-12-31By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Managing Trump-Related Tears, Fears & Taunts in Kids
    Teachers across the country are reporting children are acting out deportation-related worries, ranging from fearfulness to bullying and feelings of separatism. ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2016-11-11By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Is the Tech Industry the New Big Tobacco?
    Taking a page from the Big Tobacco story can help us see how today's tech industries use tactics such as "create doubt and confusion" to keep us in the dark about health effects. ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2016-09-30By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
  • Will Your Gamer Survive College?
    If you're concerned about your son's video game habits spinning out of control when he goes to college, you're right to be worried--but here's what parents can do. ... read more
    Source: Dr D’s Mental Wealth blog on Psychology TodayPublished on 2016-09-25By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.

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