119. Problematic Screen Use, Mental Health, and Substance Use Among Early Adolescents: a Prospective Cohort Study

Despite the ubiquity of adolescent social media use, there are limited large-scale, prospective analyses examining problematic social media use, characterized by addiction-like symptoms, and mental health and substance use outcomes in early adolescents. The purpose of the current study was to determine prospective associations between problematic social media use and mental health and substance use outcomes one year later in a national cohort of 11-12-year-old early adolescents.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Research Poster Presentation II: Health Promotion/Prevention & Population Health Source Type: research