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Social Media and Mental Health : Depression, Predators, and Personality Disorders, Paperback / softback Book

Social Media and Mental Health : Depression, Predators, and Personality Disorders Paperback / softback


Social Media and Mental Health: Depression, Predators, and Personality Disorders presents case studies and guidelines to help policymakers, parents, educators, and criminal justice experts better understand the negative effects of social media on mental health.

The book examines the direct correlations between technology and the onset of significant personality and mood disorders, criminal violence, and other dysfunctional behavior, particularly in American youth. The text addresses cyberbullying, suicide, and the cycle of abuse; Internet addiction and its relation to impaired psychosocial functioning; and the narcissistic tendencies that individuals can develop as a result of too much screen time, including attention-seeking behavior, constant self-promotion, and feelings of entitlement.

Chapters are dedicated to the adverse effects of social media on dating and romantic relationships, the concept of online "friends", and the dangerous fantasies that individuals can foster online.

The book closes with a timely chapter about radicalization, terrorism, and new media. Scientifically rigorous in nature, Social Media and Mental Health is also an ideal textbook for college-level courses in forensic psychology, social work, juvenile crime, and communications.

It can also be used as a guide for educators, employers, and administrators, including law enforcement or corrections officials who work with schools, youth groups, and at-risk populations.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Cognella, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Communication studies
  • ISBN: 9781516518005

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