Teens Mental Health Affected by Technology Reports Birmingham Maple Clinic
Troy, MI (PRWEB) June 17, 2012
Mental health treatment experts at the Birmingham Maple Clinic reported that the overuse of computers and cell phones has a negative impact on teen’s mental health. According to a study conducted by the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, young people who are heavy users of cell phones and computers face a significantly higher risk of sleeping problems, stress disorders and other mental health issues, the clinic announced.
As reported by the Birmingham Maple Clinic, which offers treatment for mental illness in teens and adults, the study found that the impact on teen’s mental health was worse for those who were heavily reliant on mobile technology. Doctoral student and head Researcher Sara Thomee reported in the team’s findings that teens who find the constant accessibility that comes with using mobile phones to be stressful are most likely to report symptoms of increased stress.
The study results reveal a need for education aimed at young users that warns them about the potential health dangers involved with overusing technology, especially late at night. Thomee aid, “Regularly using a computer late at night is associated not only with sleep disorders, but also with stress and depressive symptoms in both men and women.” The mental health treatment team at Birmingham Maple Clinic currently offers treatment for both depression and sleep disorders, along with other mental health conditions, at the clinic’s state of the art location in Troy. The clinic utilizes a team approach for treating mental health conditions which consists of intensive psychotherapy and expert medical monitoring.
Birmingham Maple Clinic has been specializing in mental health services in Michigan for 40 years, providing services for individuals, couples, families, groups and the community. The clinic provides treatment for a variety of psychological conditions, including child and adult ADHD, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and marriage, family and relationship counseling. For more information, please visit birminghammaple.com.