Eitan Schwarz

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Eitan Daniel Schwarz M.D.
Alma materJohns Hopkins University
Known foradult, forensic, and child psychiatry
Scientific career
InstitutionsNorthwestern University

Dr. Eitan Schwarz is an adult child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and has a psychiatric practice in Skokie, Illinois.[1] He published the book Kids, Parents, and Technology in 2010. He's currently on the faculty at Northwestern University's psychiatric department, and his research interests include PTSD,[2][3] digital media in play therapy[4] and the consumption of media by children and families.


Schwarz attended undergraduate school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1969. He interned for one year at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, then completed a psychiatric residency at the University of Chicago in 1973. In 1975, he completed a fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.[1][4]

He is currently on the faculty of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, where he serves as clinical assistant of psychiatry.[5][6]

Private practice[edit]

Schwarz runs a private practice at 4905 Old Orchard Center, #339, in Skokie, IL, 60077, where he practices child and adolescent psychiatry.[7] As part of his private practice Schwarz runs the online resource MyDigitalFamily, which works with neuroscience, internet technology, and media to enhance child development and family life.[8]

Kids, Parents, and Technology (2010)[edit]

In March 2010 Schwarz published the paperback self-help book Kids, Parents, and Technology: A Guide for Young Families.[4][9][10] The book is meant to help caregivers shape how their children consume and use digital technology. He released the book on paperback and as an E-book.[11]

Book overview

In the book Schwarz claims that younger children are increasingly in charge of how they use media, but that they mainly consume "junk." He also says that excessive consumption can cause and exacerbate emotional difficulties.[12] He argues that parents should manage children's media consumption just like they do nutrition; not with complete restriction, but educated consumption.[13] Digital media, he claims, does not have to be a threat to watchful parents,[14] but that parents should still avoid "texting while parenting", as it could negatively affect children who can benefit from focused adult interaction and face-to-face contact.[15]

Academic specialties[edit]

His specialty is Adolescent and Pediatric Psychiatry.[1] He's considered an expert on PTSD, behavior and technology, children, and families.[4][5][16] While at Northwestern University, Schwarz has recently[when?] researched the use of digital media in play therapy with children.[4]


In 1975 he was Board Certified in general, child, and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology[1][4] In 1990 he was elected to Fellow membership at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (FAACAP). In 2005 he became a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DLFAPA).[1][6]


Since 1990 he was listed by Marquis Who's Who in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. He also received a "21st Century Award for Achievement" by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.[16] Since 2002 he was included in Castle Connelly Medical's publication of Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area.[6]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dr. Eitan D Schwarz, MD". HealthGrades. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ Schwarz, Eitan D. (2008). "Mistreating Children's Pets and Other Animals". Family Focus. Archived from the original on 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ Schwarz, Eitan D. (December 19, 1990). "Malignant Memories: PTSD in Children and Adults after a School Shooting". Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Identity Verified Thinkers: Eitan Schwarz profile". BestThinking. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  5. ^ a b Baker, Pam (10/08/2009). "Wired Culture May Be Setting Youth Up for Internet Addiction". TechNewsWorld. Retrieved 2010-07-03. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ a b c "About Dr Schwartz". Family Focus. 2008-06-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  7. ^ "ZocDoc Practice Profile". eitandschwarzmd.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  8. ^ . mydigitalfamily. 2010 http://www.mydigitalfamily.org. Retrieved 2010-07-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Maintaining a digital family". Charlotte Observer. March 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-03.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Kids, Parents & Technology: A Guide for Young Families". Eitan Schwarz. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  11. ^ Schwarz, Eitan (October 4, 2010). "Author Dr. Eitan Schwarz Speaks at LEAD Program". LEADweb. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  12. ^ Schwarz, Eitan (2010). "How to Keep Your Grandkids Safe Online". Grand Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  13. ^ . The Online Mom. 2008 https://web.archive.org/web/20110520042723/http://www.theonlinemom.com/secondary.asp?id=984. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2010-07-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Flagler, Betsy. "Setting some digital rules". NewsObserver.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  15. ^ Jones, Tracy (September 18, 2010). "Overuse of technology may cause an unintended disconnect from yur kids". auction.com. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  16. ^ a b . LinkedIn. 2010 http://www.linkedin.com/in/mydigitalfamily. Retrieved 2010-07-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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