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| Published: June 30, 2017

Effects of Social Media on Mental Health: A Review

Hilal Bashir

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shabir Ahmad Bhat

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.134/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.134

ABSTRACT

From past two decade social media beheld a sporadic enhancement in quantity, quality and utility. As the body of an individual is nourished by the intake of necessary mineral elements obtained through nutrition, likewise human mind is nurtured by the availability of nutrition for thoughts. Now a day’s which is readily available through the advancement of technology, thereby opening a platform for discussion between social media and mental health of present era. From the dawn of internet and social networking sites human resources of contemporary world have become more social virtually but less practically. This virtual life is isolating present man from other fellow beings thereby affecting his health (mental & physical) and overall balance. Increased usage of social networking among adults of the present era is a matter of concern for the parents, society & researchers, as there are always two sides (positive & negative) of every innovation. The aim of present research is to explore the effect of social media on mental health. To achieve said purpose, the investigator reviewed and synthesized available related literature. Literature summed so far reveals that younger generation operates susceptibly. As a confronting population of the present era, younger generation is experiencing embryonic stage of life and is at higher risk of serious mental health problem. Younger generation of present era is acting as active users of social media which has affinity towards the problems of mental health. The present perilous situation requires more understanding, to know relation between social media and mental health problems is just a kick off point. Exploring and understanding the means with the help of which social media is affecting mental health of present younger generation is succeeding step which can illuminate the connections which are at play among these variables of young generation.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.134/20170403

10.25215/0403.134

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017