General Health and Development Articles
Your Drinking During Lockdown. (2021) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-dry-january-good-children-dr-aric-sigman
The Effects of Parental Drinking on Children. Article written for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. (2020) https://fhcappg.org.uk/?p=2323
Sexual Psychology … #BoysTo♂. Article written for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. (2020)
Sexual Psychology … #BoysTo♂ (2020)https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sexual-psychology-boysto-dr-aric-sigman
Lockdown: bring on the boredom. Article written for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. (2020)
Screen Time During Covid Time: cause for concern?
Sigman, Aric. (2020) Covid-19 and alcohol: parental drinking influences the next generation BMJ 2020; 369 :m2525
Sigman, Aric. (2020) Rapid Response: Re: Covid-19 and alcohol—a dangerous cocktail. BMJ 2020;369:m1987. 20 May 2020
Smith L, Jacob L, Grabovac I, López-Sánchez GF, Yang L, Carvalho AF, Shin JL, Sigman A, Zou L, Koyanagi A, (2020) Violence and Obesogenic Behavior among Adolescents aged 12-15 years from 62 Countries: A Global Perspective. Preventive Medicine. Volume 137, August, 106123
Smith, L., Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Grabovac, I., Yang, L., Pizzol, D., Sigman, A., McDermott D., Koyanagi, A. (2020). A Multicountry Study of the Violence-Related Risk Factors for Early Sexual Debut and Risky Sexual Behavior in Adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520927502
Sigman A. (2020) Contributing author to Wellbeing and Nurture: Physical and Emotional Security in Childhood, report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.
Sigman, A. (2019). Erring on the wrong side of precaution. Invited Commentary on ‘Prospective associations between television in the preschool bedroom and later bio-psycho-social risks’. Pediatric Research 85, 925–926. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-019-0357-0 Full-text view-only version https://rdcu.be/bpwGy
Sigman A. (2019) Contributing author to Mental Health through Movement, a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.
Sigman A. (2019) A Movement for Movement: Screen time, physical activity and sleep: A new integrated approach for children. Report for Association of Play Industries. https://www.api-play.org/news-events/a-movement-for-movement/
Sigman A. (2018) Contributing author to Mental Health in Childhood, a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.
Sigman, A. (2017). Screen Dependency Disorders: a new challenge for child neurology. Journal of the International Child Neurology Association, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.17724/jicna.2017.119
Sigman A.(2017) [Mental health article] The downsides of being digitally native. Human Givens Journal. Vol:24(2)
Sigman A. (2015) Child’s Play: The new paediatric prescription. British Association for Community Child Health, BACCH News, Annual Scientific Meeting Special Issue. December:20-22. http://www.aricsigman.com//Sigman.BACCH.b.2015.pdf
Sigman A (2014). Virtually addicted: why general practice must now confront screen dependency. British Journal of General Practice. December 2014; volume 64, issue 629 p610-611. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp14X682597
Sigman A (2013) Preventing Alcohol Use Disorders Among Children and Adolescents in the EU. In: Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2013, Volume 4; European Parliament Working Group on the Quality of Childhood in the European Union 2013: 41-67
Sigman A (2012) Time for a view on screen time. Archives of Disease in Childhood; 97(11):935-942. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302196 available at:
Sigman A (2012) Delegated Parenting: Some Neuroendocrine Reservations, In Suggate S, Reese R, Contemporary Debates in Childhood Education and Development. Routledge.
Sigman A. (2010) A Source of Thinspiration? The Biologist Vol 57 No 3. 117-121
Sigman A. (2009) Well Connected?: The Biological Implications of 'Social Networking'. Biologist, Vol 56(1):14-20 http://aricsigman.com/Sigman.Biologist.2009.Edit.pdf
Sigman A. (2007) Visual Voodoo: the biological impact of watching TV. Biologist, Vol 54(1):12-17 http://www.aricsigman.com/IMAGES/VisualVoodoo.LowRes.pdf