Ninety percent of young adults in the U.S. are on social media, with the majority using these sites at least once a day. This issue brief explores how excessive use of social media can lead to addiction, loneliness, depression, decreased self-esteem, and unfulfilling relationships.
mental health, social media
Psychiatric and Mental Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction
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The authors would like to thank Shannon Monnat for her edits and suggestions on this brief.
Withington, Sean and Punch, Alexandra, "There are Costs from Spending Too Much Time on Social Media" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 95.
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