Category: Social Media

Is Social Media Use Correlated to a Higher Risk of Mental Illness?

Social Media and Youth In today’s society we communicate more virtually than ever before. Social media provides opportunities for adolescents to explore peer relationships, gain independence, and discover their identity [2]. The exposure to social media may also have negative impacts potentially putting adolescents at heightened risk for the onset of mental illness. Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents suffer [...]
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Is TikTok Encouraging Teens to Develop an Unhealthy Relationship with Their Bodies?

Social Media Icons Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Over the past several years, TikTok has become one of the most popular video apps in the world, with more than 800 million users [1]. Like other major social media platforms, people use TikTok to share experiences, connect with others, and learn about practically any topic you [...]
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Anxiety Can Fuel Eating Disorders in iGEN

Woman using smartphone to access EDH Recent research shows both anxiety and eating disorders among the generation known as “iGEN” are on the rise, with evidence suggesting a direct link between anxiety and eating disorders. Who is iGEN? iGeneration, or “iGEN,” is a term used to describe individuals born between 1995 and 2012. Also called Generation Z and “Post Millenials,” iGEN [...]
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Eating Disorders in the Age of Social Media

Woman using phone for social media There was a time when social media didn’t exist (I know, shocking). Eating disorders and social media were not a point of concern back when I was struggling with my eating disorder. I didn’t have social media or images of other “thinspiration” girls (thinspiration being a new slang term which refers to the glamorization of [...]
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