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Frontal fatigue: how technology may contribute to mental illness

Mark D. Rego

in Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry

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Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780199207428
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754494 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199207428.003.0009

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Frontal fatigue: how technology may contribute to mental illness

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Mark Rego undertakes a large question in ‘Frontal fatigue: how modernization and technology may produce mental illness.’ Starting from the documented increase in mental disorders in recent decades and its putative relation to the increase of stress in modern life, he argues that these phenomena can best be understood as the effect of modern technology's excessive demands on the prefrontal cortex.

Chapter.  5594 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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