Posts by Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
CHILDREN AND TEENS AND ADDICTION TO FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
An OPINION by Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. We all know that tobacco, vaping, and certain recreational drugs are addictive to children and teenagers. We have always known that fact. Let’s focus in on the tobacco companies (“Big Tobacco”) and the lawsuits against them. When diseased smokers started suing tobacco companies, many…Read More
Instagram is even worse than we thought for kids. What do we do about it?
By Jennifer Breheny Wallace September 17, 2021 at 9:32 a.m. EDT “The pressure to look perfect, the tendency to share only the most positive and polished parts of a person’s life, and its addictive nature can send teens spiraling toward eating disorders, an unhealthy sense of their own bodies, and depression, according to the article, which…Read More
Why Teens Are Addicted to Social Media
“One of the first reasons that comes to mind when talking about why our generation is addicted to social media is probably because of the Fear Of Missing Out, or FOMO. While some don’t care if they’re the first ones to see a new post by someone popular in their school, or even a celebrity,…Read More
Social Media & The Impact on Teenagers: Is it Addicting?
“Social Media Teen Addiction Causes Depression: Social media addiction causes depression because of the tendency to compare oneself with others. Researchers found that frequent young adult Facebook users increased their tendency to overthink and ruminate because they constantly compared themselves to others. Unfortunately, most of the posts we put on social media don’t reflect the…Read More
What Is Social Media Addiction?
“Addictive social media use will look much like any other substance use disorder and may include mood modification (i.e., engagement in social media leads to a favorable change in emotional states), salience (i.e., behavioral, cognitive, and emotional preoccupation with social media), tolerance (i.e., ever-increasing use of social media over time), withdrawal symptoms (i.e., experiencing unpleasant…Read More
What Does Teen Social Media Addiction Look Like?
“It’s known that teens and adults alike check their phones upwards of 150 times a day, and it’s been well-documented that our excessive access to social media and our obsession with our online appearance has had a significant impact on teens, including severe self-esteem issues and feelings of anxiety. Social media not only promotes the…Read More
Teens and Social Media Addiction
“A teen with a social media addiction has an overwhelming desire to participate in the virtual world. The teen will feel internal pressure to check their updates, add new statuses, post a photo, or engage in other online activity. A teen addicted to social media will prefer the virtual connections and relationships to those in…Read More
The Stats on Teen Social Media Addiction
84 percent of teens use social media, and 62 percent of teens use it every day. On average, teens spend 1 hour and 27 minutes a day scrolling social media, an increase of 17 minutes from 2019. Only one-third of teens say they enjoy social media “a lot,” down from 40 percent in 2019. 42…Read More
DO YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO IS ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM?
I really like being on the side of right when I represent a client. I enjoy taking on the bad guys. I am not a big fan of the tobacco/vaping industries and big pharma. I also hate what social media has done to our youth, and by social media I mean Facebook, Instagram, and the…Read More
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND “HEALTHCARE PROVIDER”
Q: What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice is any action for personal injury against a healthcare provider based on professional negligence. This term is most often used to apply to a lawsuit by a patient against his or her physician as a result of getting “bad care.” Q: What is a “Healthcare Provider?” Under California…Read More