Published on in Vol 9, No 4 (2022): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/33450, first published .
Problematic Social Media Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Problematic Social Media Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Problematic Social Media Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Journals

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  44. Lin X, Lachman M. Social Media Use and Daily Well-Being: The Role of Quantity and Quality of Social Support. Research on Aging 2024 View
  45. Polillo A, Cleverley K, Wiljer D, Mishna F, Voineskos A. Digital Disconnection: A Qualitative Study of Youth and Young Adult Perspectives on Cyberbullying and the Adoption of Auto-Detection or Software Tools. Journal of Adolescent Health 2024;74(4):837 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Lakhan R, Sharma B, Sharma M. Effective Use of Social Media in Public Health. View
  2. Kansal M, Singh P, Srivastava P, Singhal R, Deep N, Singh A. Future of AI in Medical Imaging. View