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  • Writer's pictureNicki Reisberg

The Smart Phone Effect (with Dr. Alison Yeung)

Updated: 4 days ago

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Show Notes

In this conversation, family physician Dr. Alison Young (IG: @thesmartphoneeffect) and Nicki Reisberg discuss the impact of screens and social media on mental health.

They explore the age at which children are getting smartphones and accessing social media, and the effect that these decisions are having on mental health outcomes, brain development and dopamine levels.

Topics include:

  • Effects of youth screen time and social media use

  • A breakdown of how dopamine works related to screen time

  • What phone options are available to parents these days

  • The benefits of phone bans in academic settings

  • The importance of primary prevention around screen activities



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