Comorbidity of social media addiction and other mental disorders – an overview
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Pomeranian Medical University
Krzysztof Szczygieł   

Pomeranian Medical University
Submission date: 2020-02-25
Final revision date: 2020-05-13
Acceptance date: 2020-05-15
Online publication date: 2020-12-21
Publication date: 2020-12-21
Arch Psych Psych 2020;22(4):7–11
Behavioral addictions such as addiction to the Internet, computer games or social media are increasingly challenging our concern about the mental well-being, especially among the young generation. The youth more often and longer reach for electronic devices, which take them away from real world into virtual space, which is stimulating and pleasant at the same time. They have become the sources of entertainment, science, gaining knowledge or they can be used as tools to communicate. Accessibility and popularity of social media, which create the addiction pattern, seem to have a positive as well as negative impact on mental state. As we notice various types of social media in the current world, it is definitely worth having a look at how addiction to social media is connected with other different mental disorder comorbidity.