A Study on Effect of Social Media Addiction on Mental Health


  • Pawan Singh Rawat Student, MA Clinical Psychology, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India


social media, mental health, stress, addiction, psychological


Social media is ingrained more deeply into our everyday lives, and some claim that as a result, people's mental health is suffering. Social media addiction is a concerning condition that can indicate a number of mental diseases. The relationship between social media use and mental health issues is examined in this article. This study examined a number of variables, including the quantity and quality of sleep, stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as the frequency of phone usage and the emotional investment people have in social media. According to the study, those who spend a lot of time on social media have worse self-esteem, less restful sleep, and increased levels of stress, anxiety, and melancholy. These findings imply that excessive mobile phone use for social media may be associated with unfavourable psychological traits and even suicidal thoughts in certain individuals. Comprehensive research found that teens who use social media had higher rates of depression and anxiety than those who don't.


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P. S. Rawat, “A Study on Effect of Social Media Addiction on Mental Health”, IJRAMT, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. 9–14, Sep. 2022, Accessed: Jun. 14, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journals.ijramt.com/index.php/ijramt/article/view/2349