Thursday, August 10, 2017
Teens, smartphones and depression, experts recommend parenting books, and reasons to consider supplements
By Anne McGregor
on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Feeling gloomy? Put down the phone!
The Atlantic features a story in its September issue (also available online) on the perils of smartphones in the hands of teens and younger kids. The conclusions are grim: “Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen [young people born between 1995 and 2012] as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones … The results could not be clearer: Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than…