Technology and College Student Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Technology and College Student Mental Health: Challenges and OpportunitiesEmily G. Lattie1*, Sarah Ketchen Lipson2 and Daniel Eisenberg31Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States2Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Law Policy and Management, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States3University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, and Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United StatesIn recent years, there has been an increase in symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other mental illnesses in college student populations. Simultaneously, there has been a steady rise in the demand for counseling services. These trends have been viewed by some as a mental health crisis requiring prompt investigation and the generation of potential solutions to serve the needs of students. Subsequently, several studies linked the observed rise in symptoms with the ubiquitous rise in use of personal computing technologies, including social media, and have suggested that time spent on these types of technologies is directly correlated with poor mental health. While use of personal computing technologies has dramatically shifted the landscape in which college students connect with one another and appears to have some detriments to mental health, the same ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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