How social network affect our mental health

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  • Domènech-Abella, J., Lara, E., Rubio-Valera, M. et al. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2017) Loneliness and depression in the elderly: the role of social network. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1339-3
  • Elmer, T., Mepham, K., & Stadtfeld, C. (2020). Students under lockdown: Comparisons of students’ social networks and mental health before and during the COVID-19 crisis in Switzerland. PLoS ONE, 15(7 July), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236337
  • Guntuku, S. C., Yaden, D. B., Kern, M. L., Ungar, L. H., & Eichstaedt, J. C. (2017). Detecting depression and mental illness on social media: an integrative review. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 43–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.07.005

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LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLY: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL NETWORK

This article studies the relation between loneliness and depression and the social network in the elderly. It’s analyzed trough choosing some adults of more tan 50 years old, measuring the loneliness with UCLA scale, social network features using Berkman-Syme index, and depression with CIDI. The results explain us that loneliness feelings were more prevalent in women  (50-65) years old, who are single, separated or divorced, living in a rural setting with a lower frequency of social media interactions- In depressed people, the feeling of loneliness was associated with having a small social network without a lot of interactions. Due this we can say that size of interactions in social networks can benefit  to reduce the prevalence of depression and loneliness in Spanish older adults.

STUDENTS UNDER LOCKDOWN: COMPARISONS OF STUDENT’S SOCIAL NETWORKS AND MENTAL HEALTH BEFORE AND DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS IN SWITZERLAND

This study analyzes the social network and mental health of the students before and during the COVID-19 crisis in Switzerland, using longitudinal data collected since 2018, they analyze the changes of different features of the social network, like interaction, friendship, social support… And mental health indicators, depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness. We can see that the COVID-19 crisis have affected the social integration of some students , during this crisis the social support decrease and have a weak integration in the social networks of students, female students appeared to be at higher risk of facing negative mental health consequences.

DETECTING DEPRESSION AND MENTAL ILLNESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW

The use of social media can provide us opportunities to help reducing undiagnosed mental illness. A growing number of studies examine mental health within social media contexts, stress, anxiety, depression, suicidality. Depression continues to be under diagnosed, with roughly half the cases are detected by primary care physicians and only 13_49% receiving minimally adequate treatment. The analysis is trough building predictive models, which uses features that have been extracted form social media data. With this analysis suggest that depression and other mental illnesses are detectable on several online environments.

SUMMARY

After reading and analyzing this articles we can see that  social media can affects negatively  specially in people who uknown this online environment, like older people, but undoubtedly help people facilitating social integration and communication for example during the COVID-19 crisis when the people were lockdown.

The most positive thing about the social media is the opportunity that it gives us to detect mental issues of the rest of the people, as the last article said because not all the mental issues are diagnosed.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion the social media provides us more positive things than negative, but it depends of the correct use of the people. It’s a very difficult subject for older people because they are a 21st century invention, and not everyone have born and grow up with them. But even so, the first article can confirm us that helps a little bit whit the communication of the old people who are in a rural environment and lives alone.

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Neus

COM AFECTEN LES REDS SOCIALS A LA NOSTRA SALUT MENTAL.

Segons diversos estudis, cal afirmar que si que hi ha una gran influència entre la salut mental de les xiquetes i els xiquets, les reds socials que poden utilitzar i els transtorns de comportament que poden tindre, és per això que hi ha una forta associació entre: la salud mental dels pares i les mares amb les reds socials que ells i elles puguen utilitzar, la salut mental dels pares i mares amb els possibles trastorns de comportament que les seues xiquetes i els seus xiquets puguen patir, i les reds socials que les mares i els pares utilitzen amb els trastorns de comportament que tenen els seus fills i filles. De la mateixa manera s’ha comporvat que no hi ha cap associació entre la salut mental dels pares i les reds socials que utilitzen els seus fills i filles, ja que no tenen res a veure.
La salut mental i el procediment per a tindre cura d’aquesta, deu veure’s com un procés compartit en el que es veuen implicats diverses persones: els mateixos pacients, els familiars d’aquests i aquestes i els professionals que els tracten. És per això que és molt important que un pacient hi participe en aquest procés, abans descrit, si té o ha tingut qualsevol problema degut a les reds socials; i que per tant es pose en mans d’un procés de tractament psiquiàtric o psicològic segons la seua gravetat. Com ja hem dit abans, el procés de cura de la salut mental ha de veure’s com un porcés compartit entre els 3 actors i actrius que hem descrit anteriorment ja que moltes vegades, si un pacient s’ha vist o es veu sol, sense ninguna persona que l’ajude o que li done suport (psicologa o psiquiatra), pot arribar a pensar (depenent del seu grau de gravetat) que està sent realment una càrrega per a la seua familia o per a les persones que l’envolten i aleshores sentir-se encara pijor.

És per això que les polítiques de dalut pública i mental, han d’atendre la qualitat de vida de tot tipus de pacients de salut mental en la societat en general en la que estem inmerosos qusi al complet en les noves tecnologies i en les reds socials, entre altres. 

Neus

Referencias bibliográficas:

Wang, S., Lambert Zixin, L., & Jason Yucheng, B. (2021, julio). Moving beyond family: unequal burden across mental health patients’ social networks. Quality of life research30(7), 1873–1879. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02782-9

SAMUELSSON, M. A. K. (1994, diciembre). ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN THE MENTAL-HEALTH AND SOCIAL NETWORKS OF CHILDREN AND PARENTS IN SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES – A COMPARISON BETWEEN A CLINICAL GROUP AND A CONTROL-GROUP. ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA90(6). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.1994.tb01621.x

Piippo MA, J., & Aaltonen MD, J. (2004, 10 octubre). Mental health: integrated network and family-oriented model for co-operation between mental health patients, adult mental health services and social services. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING13(7). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.00958.x

clàudia

Social media is a very useful way to communicate with other people and is an evidence that is a great evolution of technologies but it caused difficulties with children.

Children’s mental health is influenced by all the social media they’re in, that’s because their reality is transformed by another one that is not real. This is made by filters and the fact that people can only publicate what they want others to see. That makes a false reality and make children think their lives are worst than the ones they see online.

That’s the reason why grown adults need to take care of their sons and their uses with social media. Make rules about how many time they are allowed to be on their phone to prevent addictions and insecurities.

Aroa

Avui en dia, les xarxes socials estan molt presents en la nostra vida quotidiana, tant, que pot ser un valor negatiu en les nostres vides, sobretot en els nens i adolescent.
Des de la meva experiència, he pogut observar que els adolescents estem enganxats a les noves tecnologies, sobretot a les xarxes socials. 
Tot i que, també, pot ser un valor positiu, ja que segons un projecte de recerca pretenen que gràcies a les xarxes socials podem detectar problemes de la salut mental.
Wongkoblap, A., Vadillo, M. A., Curcin, V. (2017). Detecting and Treating Mental Illness on Social Networks. Hide web of science researcherld and ORCID. <https://www-webofscience-com.sabidi.urv.cat/wos/alldb/full-record/WOS:000427093300048&gt;

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SOCIAL ANXIETY IN SOCIAL NETWORKS

Social networks are present in our day to day, from the time we get up until we go to sleep. This new form of communication has allowed us to be in contact with anyone imminently and immediately. The expansion of the use of the internet and its platforms has led to an increase in the number of young people with social anxiety problems. This appears with the fear of humiliation, analysis and negative judgment of a post. It should not be overlooked that social anxiety should be treated as much with online platforms as those without. This problem can be treated through techniques and the help of a specialist in mental health.

The difference between social anxiety in social networks and in reality is that norms and respect for a person are lost. In social networks, it is believed that since you upload a post anyone can comment, share, say whatever they want and judge a post negatively. It is here, where the person suffering from social anxiety is afraid of seeming bored when sending a WhatsApp, have fear of being thought ugly…

So social anxiety in social networks is a problem that has increased in recent years and, therefore, must come to light so that it can be dealt with by a professional.

marclpz

During the pandemic, social network helped most of us to be more communicated in order to preserve our friendships and not feeling alone and that’s a positive fact.
The black side of beeing more connected to Internet is that it has severely increased the number of people addicted to it and depressions and loneliness feelings. Actually, we have spent so many hours chatting, absorving junk information and whatching impossible lifestyles and bodies that now our way of thinking has changed so much: we need to have the mobile near of us, we are always waiting a message and we are sad when we don’t receive it. Before the pandemic, for sure we had all these problems, but after that they have worsened.
To sum up, Covid-19 made the social network dependence situation more difficult and it’s the main origin of the huge number of depressions and mental health issues that social network has caused.

Irene_Martinez

Después de haber leído este artículo y de informarme en otras páginas de gran referencia (linkadas al final del comentario) puedo entender cuál es el impacto de las redes sociales en la salud mental. Los científicos hablan de como estás, pueden crear diferentes enfermedades o trastornos mentales. El hecho de tener una red social pequeña o poco acorde con el gusto general de la sociedad, hace que aparezcan sentimientos de soledad. El sentirse desplazado o no integrado socialmente puede llegar a generar una depresión. Otro ejemplo que podemos encontrar, es la aparición de la ansiedad o la baja autoestima cuando el usuario se encuentra constantemente comparándose y no sentirse bien consigo mismo. Cada vez hay más personas que usan las redes sociales con frecuencia, y aunque estas puedan tener efectos positivos, hay que tener cuidado para que no afecten de forma negativa psicológicamente. Debemos ser conscientes de ello.

Toseeb, U. (2015). Online Social Networking Sites and Mental Health Research. Frontiers. Recuperado 13 de octubre de 2022, de https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00036/full

Greenblatt, M., Becerra, R. M., & Serafetinides, E. A. (2016). Social networks and mental health: An overview. American Psychological Association. Recuperado 13 de octubre de 2022, de https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1982-30887-001

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