Howard Liu, MD, MBA, began focusing on the effects of social media quite early in his career after watching how his own personal life was being affected by various platforms.
Following a child psychiatry fellowship, he saw the need for both parents and children alike to have guidance in the face of an ever-growing sprawl of social media usage.
This episode of Menninger Clinic’s Mind Dive
podcast features Dr. Liu, accomplished
psychiatrist and professor, for a conversation on how social media can affect the mental health of adolescents and how parents can be proactive in fostering a positive relationship with technology as their children grow.
“... Sometimes you use filters to change how those look and sometimes to look slimmer, look different, change different features, remove areas that you feel like you're less comfortable with. It's very highly edited,” said Dr. Liu. “When you put those pieces out there, it can sometimes warp your own sense of self and then your sense of what your peers are looking like every day, which clearly is a highly filtered look and different than normal.”
Lui is a nationally recognized psychiatrist, educator, workforce expert, social media innovator, and equity advocate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He serves as the chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry,
is a tenured professor in the UNMC College of Medicine, and
is the immediate past president of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.