Association between overuse of Social Media with Mental and Physical Health-is sitting the New Smoking

Authors

  • ThanaLakshme S P Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vishnu Priya V Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Social media being endemic in prevailing society, has a larger positive impact on humans and society. Also, led to greater technological development and made people closer from different walks of life and various parts of the world. Social media even influences an individual mentally by keeping them entertained and enhancing their creativity and explorations. But on the other hand negative impact had been the greatest talk for time. The negative impact can be experienced on overuse or addiction to it. On being overused social media imparts stress and depression which was proved by the result of our survey study. This study comprises 100 participants of the Chennai population. A self-structured questionnaire was distributed among the targeted population and data were collected. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software and presented as pie charts and bar charts. The result of the observed population concluded that long exposure to social media or sitting on social media apps has the negative impact indistinguishable from the effect caused due to smoking. 

Keywords:

Social media, endemic, technological development, better communication, impact, physical and mental health

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Published

2020-10-01

How to Cite

ThanaLakshme S P, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, & Vishnu Priya V. (2020). Association between overuse of Social Media with Mental and Physical Health-is sitting the New Smoking . International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11((SPL 3), 287–295. Retrieved from https://ijrps.com/index.php/home/article/view/2483

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