Published on in Vol 3, No 3 (2016): Jul-Sept

Are Mental Health Effects of Internet Use Attributable to the Web-Based Content or Perceived Consequences of Usage? A Longitudinal Study of European Adolescents

Are Mental Health Effects of Internet Use Attributable to the Web-Based Content or Perceived Consequences of Usage? A Longitudinal Study of European Adolescents

Are Mental Health Effects of Internet Use Attributable to the Web-Based Content or Perceived Consequences of Usage? A Longitudinal Study of European Adolescents

Sebastian Hökby 1, MSc;  Gergö Hadlaczky 1, PhD;  Joakim Westerlund 2, PhD;  Danuta Wasserman 1, MD, PhD;  Judit Balazs 3, 4, MD;  Arunas Germanavicius 5, MD, PhD;  Núria Machín 6, MSc;  Gergely Meszaros 3, 7, PhD;  Marco Sarchiapone 8, 9, MD, PhD;  Airi Värnik 10, 11, MD, PhD;  Peeter Varnik 10, 11, PhD;  Michael Westerlund 12, PhD;  Vladimir Carli 1, MD, PhD

1 National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm , SE

2 Department of Psychology , Stockholm University, Stockholm , SE

3 Vadaskert Child Psychiatry Hospital and Outpatient Clinic , Budapest , HU

4 Institute of Psychology , Eötövös Loránd University, Budapest , HU

5 Clinic of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius , LT

6 Skylark Health Research Ltd , London , GB

7 Semmelweis University School of Ph.D. Studies , Budapest , HU

8 Department of Medicine and Health Science , University of Molise, Campobasso , IT

9 National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty , Rome , IT

10 Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute , Tallinn , EE

11 Tallinn University , Tallinn , EE

12 Department of Media Studies , Stockholm University, Stockholm , SE

Corresponding Author:

  • Sebastian Hökby, MSc
  • National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health
  • Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Granits väg 4
  • Stockholm
  • SE
  • Phone: 46 735106890
  • Email: sebastian.hokby@ki.se