What is Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)? Is It a “New Normal”? (37 min.)
Dr. Michael Rich gives a brief overview of Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU), its impact on children and adolescents, and some of the ways in which clinicians can identify, diagnose, and treat PIMU in their patients. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on Oct. 15, 2021.
At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
- Explain Problematic Interactive Media Use and its effects on physical, psychological, social, and academic health.
- Recognize adolescents’ motivations for using digital technology and identify different PIMU presentations and co-morbidities in patients.
- Discuss PIMU treatment strategies that promote the use of media and technology in a healthy way.
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The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients:
Michael Rich, MD, MPH: None
The Digital Wellness Lab: Age of Learning, The Alberta Teacher’s Association, AlphaEdison, Amazon Kids, Facebook, Facebook Reality Labs, Instagram, Joan Ganz Conney Center/Sesame Workshop, noggin, Optum Behavioral Health, Pinwheel, Point32Health/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/Tufts Health Plan, Roblox, Ruderman Family Foundation, TikTok, Trend Micro Cares, and Walt Disney Entertainment.
AAPA Category 1 (Physician Assistant), AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (MD, DO, NP, PA), APA CE (Psychologist), ASWB ACE (Social Worker), Contact Hours (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner), Risk Management
Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Media Use, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work