Screen addiction is the 'global epidemic of our time' - expert


Addiction expert Dr Nick Kardaras joins Duncan in the studio to discuss screen addiction, which he calls the  “epidemic of our times.”

Dr says that modern technology is over stimulating the brains of young people in the same way that drugs such as cocaine do

“Excessive screen useage looks exactly the same as excessive drug usage when the brain is scanned

If you look at the MRI of a cocaine addict and the MRI of a video game addict, they look exactly the same.”

Dr says the spike in youth mental health issues we are currently experiencing and excessive use of technology are intersected.

“We were asleep at the switch and not aware of how potentially damaging these devices can be”

Watch the Full Interview with Dr Nick Kardaras above

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