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Published on August 11th, 2017 | from CAMH

Problems with Technology? We Treat That.

Problem technology use is characterized by excessive behaviours of gaming or watching gaming, social networking, streaming videos, browsing, reading, chatting or texting. Problem technology use leads to a variety of negative consequences in one’s life. ​​

CAMH now has a program designed to offer adults specific skills and strategies to reduce problem technology use. These include identifying triggers, making changes, exploring alternatives to technology use and learning about relapse prevention.

Technology has become a constant presence in our daily lives. Current research has started to uncover more about the consequences of problem technology use. There is evidence to suggest that problem technology use can negatively impact relationships, emotional well-being and day-to-day functioning as well as school and/or job productivity. A number of mental health and neurodevelopmental issues can also co-occur with problem technology use, presenting as a risk factor and/or comorbidity.

CAMH’s next Technology Use Skills Group will be offered every Tuesday from September 19th to November 7th between 3 pm – 5 pm.  

To Book an Assessment Please call Access CAMH at (416) 535-8501 (select option 2).

Family members and friends may also contact this number if they are concerned about a loved one’s technology use.

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