Impact of Social Media on Mental Health


  • Nargis Sardar Department of Material Science and Electrical Engineering, State Research Institute, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology Vilnius, Lithuania Author


technology, social media, health, addiction, anxiety


In the contemporary era dominated by technology, social media platforms have gained unprecedented prominence, fostering both interconnectedness and communities. Their impact on mental health is a complex interplay of benefits and drawbacks. While providing a lifeline for those facing isolation or marginalized identities, social media also poses challenges such as the "comparison trap" and addictive behavior, negatively affecting self-esteem and inducing anxiety. Cyberbullying and the anonymous nature of online interactions contribute to severe psychological consequences. Despite these challenges, there is hope for a positive impact through education, research, and responsible platform practices, aiming to create a future where technology enhances rather than diminishes the human experience.


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Sardar N. Impact of Social Media on Mental Health. IRABCS [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 21];1(2):55-6. Available from:

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