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dc.contributor.authorHussain, Zaheer
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Mark D
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-12T10:49:04Z
dc.date.available2019-06-12T10:49:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-14
dc.identifier.citationHussain, Z., and Griffiths, M.D. (2018) 'Problematic social networking site use and comorbid psychiatric disorders: a systematic review of recent large-scale studies', Frontiers in psychiatry, 9, p.686. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00686.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1664-0640
dc.identifier.pmid30618866
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623842
dc.description.abstractBackground and Aims: Research has shown a potential association between problematic social networking site (SNS) use and psychiatric disorders. The primary objective of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate studies examining the association between problematic SNS use and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Sampling and Methods: A literature search was conducted using the following databases: PsychInfo, PsycArticles, Medline, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. Problematic SNS use (PSNSU) and its synonyms were included in the search. Information was extracted based on problematic SNS use and psychiatric disorders, including attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, and stress. The inclusion criteria for papers to be reviewed were (i) being published since 2014 onwards, (ii) being published in English, (iii) having population-based studies with sample sizes >500 participants, (iv) having specific criteria for problematic SNS use (typically validated psychometric scales), and (v) containing empirical primary data reporting on the correlation between PSNSU and psychiatric variables. A total of nine studies met the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: The findings of the systematic review demonstrated that most research has been conducted in Europe and all comprised cross-sectional survey designs. In eight (of the nine) studies, problematic SNS use was correlated with psychiatric disorder symptoms. Of the nine studies (some of which examined more than one psychiatric symptom), there was a positive association between PSNSU and depression (seven studies), anxiety (six studies), stress (two studies), ADHD (one study), and OCD (one study). Conclusions: Overall, the studies reviewed showed associations between PSNSU and psychiatric disorder symptoms, particularly in adolescents. Most associations were found between PSNSU, depression, and anxiety.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00686/fullen_US
dc.subjectanxietyen_US
dc.subjectattention deficit and hyperactivity disorderen_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectobsessive compulsive disorderen_US
dc.subjectproblematic social media useen_US
dc.subjectsocial media addictionen_US
dc.titleProblematic social networking site use and comorbid psychiatric disorders: a systematic review of recent large-scale studies.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derby, UKen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent University, UKen_US
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Psychiatryen_US
dc.source.journaltitleFrontiers in psychiatry
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-26
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-12T10:49:05Z
dc.author.detail781371en_US


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