Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Media, 1st Edition

Editors :
Eugene V. Beresin & Cheryl K. Olson

Get a quick, expert overview of the increasingly important topic of technology and social media and its impact on children and adolescents. This practical resource presents a focused summary of today’s current knowledge on topics of interest to ......view more

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Get a quick, expert overview of the increasingly important topic of technology and social media and its impact on children and adolescents. This practical resource presents a focused summary of today’s current knowledge on topics of interest to psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health professionals working with children and adolescents. It provides current, relevant information on a wide variety of media-related topics as they relate to child and adolescent health and mental illness, making it a one-stop resource for staying up to date in this critical area.


Key Features
  • Discusses the effects of violent media; the impact of reality TV on female body image; bullying, sexting, and other negative impact of new apps; sex in the media; media outreach for child psychiatrists; the use of telepsychiatry; the role of media in the destigmatizing of mental illness; media literacy for parents; and media portrayal of modern families.
  • Includes coverage of dystopian movies and YA novels; media addiction; the neuroscience of media; the use of media by preschool and young children; the use of media regarding minority populations; and more.
  • Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource.

Author Information
Edited by Eugene V. Beresin, MD, Executive Director, MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, Senior Educator, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, McLean Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and Cheryl K. Olson, MPH, SD, Principal, Cheryl K. Olson, Sc.D., LLC, San Carlos, California