Are you having difficulty separating yourself from your screen?
Do you suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) if you don’t check your social media?
Does your mood / behaviour change substantially as a result of social media or if it is withdrawn?
Does your devotion of so much time to social media impair other important life areas?
Young people in particular live in a world today that is constantly connected and while this comes with benefits, it also comes with a feeling that you’re constantly visible, and by extension judged. This can leave many people feeling stressed and unable to turn off the amplified sense of self-awareness that social media presents, leading to symptoms like any other form of addiction.
There is hope. There are effective, evidenced based treatments for any behaviour that becomes excessive, dysfunctional or begins to dominate lives.
There is a lot we can do to support, guide and assist you to improve your ability to cope and manage these problems. To find out more about how Northside Psychology may be able to help, get in touch with our team here.