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Episode 119: Unveiling the Dark Side of Social Media (Part 1) with Dr. Kardaras

Brief summary of show:

In this episode, we delve into the impact of technology on our well-being with Dr. Kardaras. Join us as we explore the dark side of social media and learn how to teach responsible media consumption.

Dr. Kardaras shares his extensive work and insights, discussing the correlation between personality disorders and social media. We also delve into the concept of performative disorders like TikTok Tourettes. Finally, Dr. Kardaras reveals his strategies for managing social media and technology within his own household.

Dr. Kardaras is an Ivy League educated psychologist, best-selling author, internationally renowned speaker and an expert on mental health, addiction, and the impacts of our digital age.

​He was a professor at Stony Brook Medicine and has developed clinical treatment programs all over the country. He is the founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Maui Recovery in Hawaii, Omega Recovery in Austin and the Launch House in New York. He is also a frequent contributor to Psychology Today and FOX News, and has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC's 20/20, CNN, the CBS Evening News, PBS, NPR and FOX & Friends.

Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on the unhealthy effects of technology and practical tips for navigating the digital age.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [2:40] The unhealthy effects of technology

  • [4:20] The dark side of social media

  • [6:20] How to teach media consumption responsibly

  • [9:00] Diving deeper into his work

  • [12:35] The correlation between personality disorders and social media

  • [14:15] Performative disorders and TikTok Tourettes

  • [16:10] How he manages social media and technology in his household

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