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Wellness Wednesday: Youth Screen Addiction, Antipsychotic Meds Misprescribed, Pregnancy Diet

Wayan Vota
An average eight-year-old may spend up to eight hours in front of some type of electronic device.

An average teenager spends up to 11 hours a day in front of an electronic device. This hour, a look at the risks of screen addiction. Plus, antipsychotic medications and why they're being used to treat children with aggression and behavioral problems. 


  • Catherine Steiner-Adair, Harvard-affiliated clinical psychologist and author of the best-selling book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age 
  • Mark Olfson, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Nicole Avena, neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, author of What To Eat When You're Pregnant 

This show originally aired on July 8, 2015 at 11 a.m.