Washington targets social media to protect children’s mental health

Lawmakers are considering several bills that would crack down on Big Tech and regulate children's use of social media

In a polarized Congress, a rare bipartisan deal is being forged to protect the mental health of young people with a slew of bills aimed at regulating tech companies. Growing efforts by lawmakers to target social media companies come alongside warnings from the US surgeon general about the effect of platforms on the mental health … Read more

Psychiatry on TikTok: Ethically Educating Teens

Psychiatry on TikTok: Ethically Educating Teens

SPECIAL REPORT: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY “Have you considered rocket fuel? It’s the perfect stimulant to replace Adderall! You swipe. PTSD? Try touch therapy! It’s better than any drug on the market! You swipe and moan. Anyone who spends time on social media has seen these ads. Influencers, vloggers, celebrities, and everyone in between are … Read more

Couples therapy psychologist Orna Guralnik explains how social media and contemporary lifestyles like polyamory have changed her practice

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Courtesy of SHOWTIME On the Showtimes documentaryseries Couples Therapy, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik has played many roles for her clients: sounding board, support system, referee, reality check and, at times, an uncomfortable mirror. And she shares his insights into him in every guise with forthright simplicity and empathy. It’s what made the … Read more