iDisorder Book Review - Page 2
Rosen writes, “Psychologists have offered a multitude of theoretical explanations for the link between media and depression.” The cyber world is referred to as the “wild, wild west” because there are few rules and anything goes. A person’s world can be turned upside down by one thoughtless post by an unidentified person. The link between the technology and disorder are words that can stimulate manic or depression in the recipient.
The author also includes suggestions on how to break iDisorders once a person recognizes them. Most of the suggestions involve using technology less and getting face to face more often.
A book is a good read when the reader can recognize him or herself in the writing. My cell phone has remained in my purse for the past week versus on the dinner table. I also now wait until I am fully dressed and ready to start my day to read emails on my phone versus reading them immediately upon waking up. It does make a difference in my attitude especially when there are troubling emails or just a lot of emails indicating I have more work to do that day than I realized.
I’d recommend the book for anyone who thinks they may be addicted to using technology or think their family members need some help with their addiction to mobile devices or video gaming. It is well written and makes lots of sense.