Are you increasingly distracted, demotivated and unable to focus on simple tasks?
There's a good chance your smartphone is to blame. In the always-on age of notifications, emails and the news cycle, it's easy to waste the majority of our days mindlessly scrolling. But according to psychiatric specialist and mental health guru Dr Anders Hansen, being tethered to our devices 24/7 is taking its toll on our mental wellbeing. Sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and burnout are just some of the consequences of feeling digitally overloaded.
In The Attention Fix, Hansen shares an informative guide to what unrestricted social media use is actually doing to our brains, and the practical steps we can take to break the addiction cycle. Unpacking the latest scientific research on the brain, he explains knowledge to cure your smartphone addiction and foster deep, single-task focus. By taking control of your screen time, you'll feel happier, healthier and more productive.
The Attention Fix
Dr Anders Hansen
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10 August 2023
Dr Anders Hansen is a psychiatric specialist at the Sophiahemmet hospital in Stockholm. He trained at the Karolinska Institute, holds an MBA from Stockholm's School of Economics and is a published author of several books on the brain.
The Happiness Cure has been published in thirty-three countries, including the Brazil, Germany, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, and Turkey. He is the winner of the book of the year 'Big Health Award 2017' and Sweden's Mensa Prize 2018. He has also received acclaim for his public speaking, notably a 2018 TED Talk, 'Why the Brain is Built for Movement'.
In 2019, he hosted the Swedish television show 'Your Brain', which featured guest experts including Steven Pinker, Robert Sapolsky, Dr Susan Greenfield, and Richard Dawkins.