A group of UCL MSc students review a recent mixed-methods study which suggests that online disclosure of negative emotions and experiences (posted to Facebook) are linked with depression symptoms in US college students.[read the full story...]
Social media peer support groups for OCD and related disorders: helpful or harmful?
In her debut blog, Margherita Zenoni explores a mixed methods survey, which finds that social media support groups may be harmful for some people with OCD or related disorders.[read the full story...]
Social media to diagnose depression: should this be used to target mental health care?
In their debut blog, Rina Dutta and Charlotte Cliffe summarise a mixed methods study, which explores public opinion about using social media to diagnose depression.[read the full story...]
Man Up: using social media to tackle male suicide
Jonny Benjamin blogs about a recent evaluation of the Australian Man Up multimedia campaign, which aimed to influence the online conversation about masculinity and suicide.[read the full story...]
This is your brain on social media
Anne-Laura van Harmelen and Susanne Schweizer publish their debut elf blog on a recent narrative review of social media use and brain development during adolescence published in Nature Communications.[read the full story...]
Just how problematic is ‘Problematic Facebook Use’?
Lisa Marzano and Andrea Cipriani explore a new systematic review and meta-analysis about the associations between problematic Facebook use, psychological distress and well-being among adolescents and young adults.[read the full story...]
Ethics of social media research: from Big Brother to rainbow unicorns
This jointly authored blog is written by André Tomlin and the people who attended a PenCLAHRC blogging workshop in Exeter yesterday. As a group they consider the findings of a qualitative systematic review of attitudes toward the ethics of research using social media.[read the full story...]
#MQScienceMeeting: transforming lives with better mental health research
André Tomlin looks back at the #MQScienceMeeting Mental Health Science Meeting that took place in London on 2-3 Feb 2017.[read the full story...]
#MQScienceMeeting The Mental Health Science Meeting 2017 is going #BeyondTheRoom!
André Tomlin is live tweeting and live podcasting from the third annual MQ Mental Health Science Meeting in London, 2-3 Feb 2017.[read the full story...]
Social networking sites and mental health: friend or foe?
Una Foye and Josefien Breedvelt from the Mental Health Foundation publish their debut elf blog on a recent systematic narrative review that aimed to identify and summarise research examining depression and anxiety in the context of social networking websites.[read the full story...]