Published on in Vol 5, No 3 (2018): Jul-Sept

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/10496, first published .
For Better or for Worse? A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Social Media Use and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Minorities

For Better or for Worse? A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Social Media Use and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Minorities

For Better or for Worse? A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Social Media Use and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Minorities

César G Escobar-Viera 1, 2*, MD, PhD;  Darren L Whitfield 2, 3, 4*, PhD;  Charles B Wessel 5*, MLS;  Ariel Shensa 1*, MA;  Jaime E Sidani 1*, PhD;  Andre L Brown 2*, PhD;  Cristian J Chandler 2*, PhD, MPH;  Beth L Hoffman 1*, BSc;  Michael P Marshal 4*, PhD;  Brian A Primack 1*, MD, PhD

1 Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, School of Medicine, University of Pittburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

2 Center for LGBT Health Research , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

3 School of Social Work , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

4 Department of Psychiatry , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

5 Health Sciences Library , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

*all authors contributed equally

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  • César G Escobar-Viera, MD, PhD
  • Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health
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