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Dale Peeples - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Dale Peeples Dale Peeples

Pediatric Psychiatrist / Associate Professor of Psychiatry | Augusta University


Peeples is a highly-regarded psychiatrist providing tips to maintain mental wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.





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Media images and your child's mental health: advice from a psychiatrist - Part 2 Depression during the happiest time of the year



Peeples is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who treats young patients and educate parents on psychological disorders such as anxiety, ADHD and depression. He is an expert in telepsychiatry and uses it to provide services to underserved populations. He also has an interest in juvenile corrections and works at the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center, and the Augusta and Macon Youth Development Centers.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Foster Care and Adoptions

Medical Education

Juvenile Delinquency

Pediatric Psychiatry



Juvenile Corrections

Affiliations (1)

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Media Committee Member

Media Appearances (4)

Powered up parenting: protecting kids in a tech world

WRDW News 12/WAGT 26  tv


Technology is crucial for our future leaders in this cyber world, but it comes with a dark side. Dr. Peeples warns too much screen time can lead to childhood obesity, sleep loss, and even depression. So parents should create a media plan and limit their children's screen time.

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Depression during the happiest time of the year

WJBF-TV  online


The holidays for many are considered the happiest time of the year, but that is not the case for everyone. Some people find these months filled with sadness and depression. Dr. Dale Peeples a psychiatrist with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University explains what causes the shift in mood.

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More kids get mobile devices at young age

The Augusta Chronicle  online


For most parents, it’s no longer a matter of if your child will get a cellphone, but when.

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Dr. Dale Peeples discusses ADHD treatments and management

WJBF-TV  online


It’s estimated some 6-million children in the Unite States have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Articles (3)

How connected are people with schizophrenia? Cell phone, computer, email, and social media use

Psychiatry Research

2015 Technologies such as Internet based social media network (SMN) websites are becoming an important part of many adult lives; however, less is known about their use in patients with schizophrenia. We need to determine (1) how “connected” are patients with schizophrenia?, (2) do these technologies interfere with the patient׳s illness?, and (3) do patients envision these technologies being involved in their treatment?

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US Medical Licensing Exam Scores and Performance on the Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination

Academic Psychiatry

2014 This study explores relationships between US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination (PRITE) scores over a 10-year period at a university-affiliated program.

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Sadness, Suicide, and Their Association with Video Game and Internet Overuse among Teens: Results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2007 and 2009

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

2011 We investigated the association between excessive video game/Internet use and teen suicidality. Data were obtained from the 2007 and 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a high school-based, nationally representative survey (N = 14,041 and N = 16,410, respectively). Teens who reported 5 hours or more of video games/Internet daily use, in the 2009 YRBS, had a significantly higher risk for sadness (adjusted and weighted odds ratio, 95% confidence interval = 2.1, 1.7–2.5), suicidal ideation (1.7, 1.3–2.1), and suicide planning (1.5, 1.1–1.9).

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