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CyberSense Power Up Podcast
22 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
Ep. 19 - Google say what? The search for Internet Addiction.
In this episode Dr. Weissman shares some of the nation's top mental health searches by state. He then reviews an NPR article by Anya Kamenetz, the author of The Art of Screen Time, that addresses the World Health Organization's vote in May 2019 to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on "gaming disorder" as a behavioral addiction. https://news.wbfo.org/post/financial-stress-internet-addiction-among-most-googled-mental-health-issues-ny https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/727585904/is-gaming-disorder-an-illness-the-who-says-yes-adding-it-to-its-list-of-diseases
27 minutes | May 23, 2019
Ep. 18 – How to cut back on your screen time
Have you heard of the term, "nomophobia"? It is the fear of being without your device (i.e. smartphone). In this episode, Dr. Weissman offers many suggestions on how you can reduce your screen time. Primarily, he reviews an article, "Screen time is rising and it's ruining us: 11 ways to cut back," by Sharon Profis of cnet.com. As always, he also includes his own thoughts, critiques, interpretations, and suggestions on the topic.
33 minutes | May 10, 2019
Ep.17 - Media’s Influence, For Better Or For Worse w/ Special Guest, Sarah Pearl, LMFT
In this episode, Dr. Weissman is joined by Sarah Pearl, LMFT. They discuss media, both social and entertainment based, and how it may influence people's thoughts and actions. One topic of importance that comes up is the Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, and social contagion. Other interesting topics addressed include: online communication (emojis, filtering, and interference in online gaming), suicide, anorexia and the internet, and self-injury and a unique alternative. They also address a popular online social forum, Reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the internet." Articles mentioned can be found here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2201621-did-netflixs-13-reasons-why-really-increase-suicide-rates/ https://mashable.com/2016/08/18/overwatch-gg-ez-filter-update/ https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/dev-423407.pdf Sarah's Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/sarah-pearl-westlake-village-ca/419434
33 minutes | May 2, 2019
Ep. 16 - I think my kid has a gaming addiction. What do I do?
In this episode Dr. Weissman helps answer the questions that many parents today have about their children; are they addicted and what can be done? Dr. Weissman discusses what gaming disorder is and suggests an experiment to assess where your child might be. He offers some things that can be done starting today. Additionally, Dr. Weissman shares 8 screen time hacks from ScreenagersMovie.com and a few of his own. Articles referenced in the podcast can be found at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322478.php https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/neuroscience-shows-that-50-year-olds-can-have-brains-of-25-year-olds-if-they-do-this.html -beware of pop-up ads https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/48-hour-screen-time-experiment-kids-limits/story?id=53410728 https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/which-of-these-8-hacks-decrease-screen-time-take-the-hack-challenge
13 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
Ep.15 - Power Up Your Perception
In this episode, Dr. Weissman provides a few scenarios and explains how viewing the world from different perspectives can shape our perceptions. Moreover, changing our perspective can alter the way we feel about others and the actions they take.
34 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Ep. 14 - The Royal Battle Royale
Prince Harry recently called for a ban on the popular video game, Fortnite. He believes that is more addictive than alcohol or drugs. Dr. Weissman addresses the media coverage and offers his response. Additionally, Dr. Weissman goes into detail on motivators, why people become involved in game play, types of play, and the reward systems that keep players engaged.
35 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
Ep.13 - Smartphone ban in California schools
In this episode, Dr. Dustin Weissman discusses California state Assembly Bill No. 272 Pupils: use of smartphones. The bill states, "This bill would require the governing body of a school district, a county office of education, or a charter school to adopt a policy to limit or prohibit the use by its pupils of smartphones while the pupils are at a schoolsite or while the pupils are under the supervision and control of an employee or employees of that school district, county office of education, or charter school." Information about it can be found at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB272 Dr. Weissman discusses the bill's rationale, personal thoughts, and shares literature supporting it. Recently (September 2018), France was the first country to ban smartphones in all primary and middle schools. California may be amongst the early trend setters with a similar ban. Some schools adopt no cell phone policies, but this would require some limitation by law. This episode contains very prudent information as it pertains to a possible major change in education as well as an opportunity for a cultural shift. The articles that Dr. Weissman addresses in the second half of the podcast can be found here: https://awayfortheday.squarespace.com/academic-performance
40 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Ep.12 - Multiple Perspectives w/ Special Guests Dr. Jenn and Dr. Sarine of "Is It Bedtime Yet?" Podcast
In this episode, Dr. Weissman is joined by special guests, Dr. Jenn Samstag and Dr. Sarine Boyadjian, of the podcast, "Is It Bedtime Yet?" Dr. Jenn and Dr Sarine share their thoughts, observations, and insights about technology use as they see it in their offices as mental health professionals and at home as mothers. The "Is It Bedtime Yet?" podcast is a space for parents to explore what it is like to be both parents AND people. They discuss what it's like to be adults raising tiny humans that make us all ask, "Is it bedtime yet?" Their podcast can be found with a simple title search and is available on multiple platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play Music, SoundCloud, and Stitcher. Their professional websites are: www.drjennsamstag.com and www.drsarineboyadjian.com and their private practices are located in Woodland Hills, CA. You can also follow them on social media, @is_it_bedtime_yet_podcast.
14 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Ep.11 - How much screen time is too much?
In this podcast, Dr. Weissman addresses screen time use. He answers some commonly asked questions such as, “How much screen time should I allow my kids?” and “How important is it for parents to limit their own use and what messages are they sending?” He also provides some tips on being mindful of screen use.
22 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Ep.10 - Video Games; Screen Limits and Effects
In this episode, Dr. Weissman discusses the importance of screen time limits. He does this by reviewing an article from the BBC titled, "Gamers suggest ways to combat addiction." The article covers a story where two former gamers proposed to British Parliament that they impose restrictions on screen time limits. Dr. Weissman goes a step further in this episode by exploring some of the positive and negative effects of playing video games while reviewing an article from Medical Daily, "How playing video games affects the brain." https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47457568 https://www.medicaldaily.com/how-playing-video-games-affects-brain-428735
17 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Ep.9 - Screen Time and Toddler Development
In this episode, Dr. Weissman reviews an article, "Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds," from TechCrunch.com (link below). He also discusses the original research referenced in this article and adds his interpretation and thoughts on the parallels of screen time use in toddler development while also highlighting the importance of caregiver-child interactions. https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/28/screen-time-inhibits-toddler-development-study-finds/
22 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Ep.8 - Helpful Smartphone Apps
In this episode, Dr. Weissman shares some of his favorite smartphone applications as well as some recommended by other mental health professionals. The categories of these apps include phone use tracking, meditation, thought and emotion tracking, fitness, habit formation, affirmations, and learning for young children.
15 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Ep.7 - Screen Based Media Devices, Sleep, & Quality of Life
In this episode, Dr. Weissman discusses an article from the New York Times, "Screen Use at Bedtime May Impair Children's Quality of Life," by Nicolas Bakalar. The article addresses a study, "Night-time screen-based media device use and adolescents' sleep and health-related quality of life" by Michael Mireku and associates. Dr. Weissman shares his insights and tips on late night screen time, sleep habits, and how to improve one's sleep.
16 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
Ep.6 – Satiation
In this episode, Dr. Weissman discusses satiation and how it plays a role in our behaviors, especially as they relate to addiction. Dr. Weissman ties the concept of satiation in with internet addiction and problematic internet use.
22 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Ep.5 - Discussion of Adolescent Social Media Use
In this episode, Dr. Weissman discusses an article by Dr. Mark Griffiths in Psychology Today, "Adolescent Social Media Use: How do social media operators facilitate habitual use?" He addresses smartphone notifications, social connection, liking, social competition, dopamine release, and fear of missing out (FOMO).
4 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
Dr. Weissman shares his thoughts this morning and encourages mindfulness and taking a moment to appreciate some of the finer details of life.
21 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
Ep.4 – Increasing Internet Awareness w/ Special Guest Julius Lopez of Websafe Academy
In this episode, Dr. Weissman meets with Julius Lopez of WebSafe Academy (www.websafeacademy.com). They discuss some of the hidden factors behind everyday tech use, explore internet safety, and increase overall internet awareness.
18 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
Ep.3 – Internet Addiction Treatment Abroad
In this 18 minute episode, Dr. Weissman discusses treatment approaches to internet addiction in China. He addresses the treatment facilities as seen in the video, “China’s Web Junkies: Internet Addiction Documentary,” by Op-Docs; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqctG3NnDa0. Dr. Weissman also talks about the Chinese Internet Giant, Tencent, and how they are imposing screen time limits on their underage gamers, as mentioned in a BBC article, “Tencent: Gaming app rations child access to hour per day” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40477951.
14 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
Ep.2 - Discussion of Screen Time Limits with Special Guest, Ellie
In this 14 minute episode, Dr. Weissman interviews his daughter, Ellie (age 7), on her thoughts about having screen time limited. They also explore how time can be used offline and educational ways she uses her screen time.
14 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
Ep.1 - Fortnite Protest and the Future of Humanity
In this podcast, Dr. Weissman discusses the future of technology and humanity. The podcast was motivated by an article from kotaku.com about a Fortnite player and YouTuber protesting Epic Games for servers in the Middle East to be able to compete with other gamers who are geographically closer to the servers in Europe (link below). The novel, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is also referenced for its portrayal of a potential future lifestyle and application of technology. Dr. Dustin Weissman is a therapist at NeuroSense Psychology (www.neurosensepsychology.com) in Calabasas, CA where he provides therapy to clients and their families who struggle with internet addiction and other related issues. He also works with people facing depression, anxiety, men’s issues, failure to launch, existential issues, and personal growth. In addition the providing individual and group psychotherapy, he administers neuropsychological assessments; which can help assess for ADHD, Autism, Brain Injury, Cognitive and Intellectual impairments, and other neuro-cognitive difficulties.
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