The Electrified Mind

Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment in the Era of Cell Phones and the Internet

by Salman Akhtar, Monisha C. Akhtar, Jerome Blackman, Joanne Cantor, Frederick Fisher, Lana Fishkin, Ralph Fishkin, John Frank, Patricia L. Gibbs, Christine C. Kieffer, Kavita I. Nayar,

Series: Margaret S. Mahler

The Electrified Mind helps therapists understand and empathize with patients who rely heavily upon cell phones and the internet for the purposes of self-expression as well as for defensive avoidance of actual interpersonal contact. The chapters by distinguished mental health professionals delineate therapeutic strategies for dealing with the dilemmas that arise in working with children, adolescents, and adults excessively involved with cyberspace at the cost of meaningful human relationships.
  • Jason Aronson, Inc.; July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780765708069
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  • Title: The Electrified Mind
  • Series: Margaret S. Mahler
  • Author: Salman Akhtar (ed.); Monisha C. Akhtar (contrib.); Jerome Blackman (contrib.); Joanne Cantor (contrib.); Frederick Fisher (contrib.); Lana Fishkin (contrib.); Ralph Fishkin (contrib.); John Frank (contrib.); Patricia L. Gibbs (contrib.); Christine C. Kieffer (contrib.); Kavita I. Nayar (contrib.); Smolen, Ann G., (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Jason Aronson, Inc.

In The Press

Each day the rapid advance in electronics seems to bring with it another new technology which can capture and even monopolize the attention of our patients, our children, and ourselves. In The Electrified Mind Dr. Akhtar has assembled a fascinating collection of highly readable papers which examine the developmental, cultural, and therapeutic aspects of this ongoing transformation of the way all of us learn about and relate to each other and the world.

About The Author

Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.