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Columbus, OH: 'This generation is on the verge of the most severe mental health crisis'

Dec 16, 2017, Columbus, OH, NBC4: One in five kids are at risk for mental health problems: Is too much screen time to blame? http://nbc4i.com/2017/12/16/one-in-five-kids-are-at-risk-for-mental-health-problems-is-too-much-screen-time-to-blame/ An estimated 1 in 5 children or teens has an emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder. NBC News is diving into a question so many parents ask themselves: Is there a link between our kids’ use of smartphones and other electronic screens and their mental health? … Meredyth was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of 6, and her mother Katherine worries too much screen time could make it worse. “When it gets right down to it, my concern about all the screen time is what it is taking the place of…like baking and going for hikes?” she said. Psychologist Jean Twenge argues this generation is on the verge of the most severe mental health crisis for young people in decade. …