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Impact of Social Media on Psychological Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Ali Ramezankhani, Davood Yadegarynia, Saman Dorodgar, Zahra Arab-Mazar
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Abstract

Background and Aim: During the past few years, social networking has become very popular. Currently, there is a lack of information about the uses, benefits, and limitations of social media for health communication in society.

Material and Methods: This paper will review some of challenges and opportunities to use social and their impact on psychological health. In this review we searched all valuable and relevant information considering the social media impact on psychological health. We referred to the information databases of Medline, PubMed, Scopus and Google scholar.

Conclusion: Social media brings a new dimension to health care, offering a platform used by the public, patients, and health professionals to communicate about health issues with the possibility of potentially improving health outcomes. More study is required to establish whether social media has impact on mental health in both the short and long terms.


Keywords

Social media, Psychology, Mental health, Technology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/nbm.v7i2.22805