Teens, Screens, and Anxiety/Depression

What is the relationship between our teens’ relationship with their smartphones and their mental health? A UConn Health psychiatrist shares what his research is finding.

‘What we found was the ones who had depression clearly were isolating themselves. They were not talking. They were not communicating.’ — Dr. Jayesh Kamath, UConn Health Mood and Anxiety Clinic

What is the relationship between our teens’ relationship with their smartphones and their mental health? Dr. Jayesh Kamath from UConn Health’s mood and anxiety disorders program joins the UConn Health Pulse podcast to discuss his research in this area and what it’s showing so far.

His study of UConn undergrads is revealing two categories of smartphone use, communicative and noncommunicative, and the association with depression varies between the two. Time of day for smartphone use is also a factor.

Teens, Screens, and Anxiety/Depression

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