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Wellbeing in Adolescents

conversations deliveringdesiredoutcomes Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Caroline Danda shares her expertise on understanding, managing, and fostering mental health in young minds.

Part 1: Embracing and Understanding Emotions

  • Dr. Danda emphasises the importance of acknowledging and understanding emotions rather than avoiding them.
  • Exploring the connection between physical and emotional health, she highlights the need for a holistic approach.
  • Insights into the challenges faced by middle schoolers, including anxiety and depression, as they navigate significant life changes.

Part 2: The Mind-Body Connection

  • Dr. Danda shares her experience working in a paediatric GI clinic, emphasising the interconnectedness of the mind and body.
  • The impact of stress on gut health and the importance of addressing both physical and emotional aspects for overall wellbeing.
  • Discussing the need for physiotherapists and physical therapists to integrate emotional aspects into their practice.

Part 3: Technology, Social Media, and Teen Wellbeing

  • Dr. Danda offers practical tips for parents on introducing and managing their children's access to technology.
  • Encouraging open conversations with teens about their social media use, focusing on curiosity and collaboration rather than strict restrictions.
  • The challenge of balancing the benefits and drawbacks of instant communication and the impact on dopamine levels.


Wrapping up the conversation, Dr. Caroline Danda emphasises the importance of gradually introducing technology, fostering good tech habits, and collaborating with teens on their journey to self-discovery. She shares her trifecta of self-care and highlights the need for parents to model healthy tech behaviour.

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