The use of electronics, specifically social media, has grown immensely in recent years along with the increase of mental illness, thus implying a possible correlation between the two. The use of digital media may have serious impacts on the psychological well-being of adolescents, teenagers, and adults. This review will focus on the specific psychological impacts that electronics and social media have on adolescents, along with the contributions social media has to the development of depression in all ages, and how language use can be accurate predictors of common mental conditions. It is unclear why depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are becoming so prevalent. The underlying causes of these conditions must be discovered, and prevention techniques must be implemented for future generations.
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Gleason, M. (2020). Social Media and Electronics’ Impacts on Psychological Well-being. D.U.Quark, 5 (1). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/duquark/vol5/iss1/5