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Study links screen time to increased depression, suicide rates

November 20, 2017

Recent findings that matched national survey data by year suggested more new media screen time may be associated with increases in depression and suicide rates among adolescents.

“Another possible reason for the suspected increase in mental health issues is the growing popularity of electronic communication, especially social media. Some studies link frequency of social media use to poor psychological well-being, although other studies instead find links with positive well-being, with outcomes depending on motivation for using social media and whether the frequency of use qualifies as addictive,” Jean M. Twenge, PhD, of San Diego State University, and colleagues wrote. “However, most of these studies use convenience samples of adults, with few using nationally representative samples and even fewer including the especially vulnerable population of adolescents.”

FDA News

FDA accepts NDA for dasotraline for ADHD

November 20, 2017
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced the FDA accepted for review a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake…
In the Journals

AAP: Empathetic counseling needed to address pediatric obesity stigma

November 20, 2017
A ‘patient first’ approach using positive language and actions is encouraged when treating children who have overweight or obesity to reduce the stigma…
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Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have physical health…
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