Research + News | Topic: Mental Health

Should Kids Have Smartphones? Debate Grows On Mental Health Impact

Many kids have a smartphone by age 12, and some even younger. Read the article here.

Why Teens Are Self-Diagnosing On TikTok

The social media platform has become the psychiatrist’s couch for Gen Z. Read the article here.

Social Media Might Be Bad For Teens’ Mental Health At Certain Age Windows

Researchers are trying to figure out who’s at risk. Read the article here.

What Is ‘Bigorexia’?

A social media diet of perfect bodies is spurring some teenage boys to form muscle dysmorphia. Read the article here.

Too Much Screen Time: Teens And Unhealthy Social Media Use

According to a study by The National Institutes of Health, the proportion of young people in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 17 years who own a smartphone is 89%, more than double the amount just six years ago. Read the article here.

Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll

Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.

Social Media Is Having A Negative Impact On Teenagers’ Mental Health

Here’s how parents can mitigate it. Read the article here.

The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls

The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.

As Kids Turned To Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered

Researchers discovered that kids who exercised more and used technology less during the pandemic had better mental health outcomes. Read the article here.

China Moves To Limit Social Media, Gaming As Teens Get More Addicted And Mental Health Is Impacted

Teens spent significantly more time on their phones and online gaming due to the pandemic. Read the article here.