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Technology and Mental Health: A Force for Good or Harm

  • Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021 from 2.00-5.00 pm
  • Venue: Zoom meeting
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members £

This meeting is being subsidised by the Manchester Medical Society and is FREE for all to attend. You will be able to submit questions to the speaker during the event using the Q&A function on Zoom.

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Brief Annual General Meeting of the Section of Psychiatry

2.05-2.45 pm
“Technology versus Psychology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
Professor Elias Aboujaoude, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Chief, Anxiety Disorders Section Director; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine

Learning objectives:

  • Internet related technologies lead to personality changes that have changed us and the world.
  • The narrow focus on “addiction” and gaming has meant that some very important psychological forces unfolding online have gone largely unexplored.
  • A silver lining may be technology-enabled treatment delivery, but that comes with important challenges.

2.45-3.25 pm
Theme:  internet harms as well as the clinical assessment and treatment of tech addiction
Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Good Thinking

3.25-3.35 pm
short break

3.35-4.15 pm
Theme: to include an adult perspective on gaming, addiction and solutions
Dr Daria J Kuss, Associate Professor in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University (member of the International Gaming Research Unit and the Cyberpsychology Group)

4.15 pm
Closing comments & completion of online questionnaire