Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

The Modulation Mechanism of Social Media Abuse on Depression Symptoms


Chengjia Zhu * 1

1 Insitution and Governance/Economics , Duke Kunshan University

Corresponding Author

Chengjia Zhu


social media abuse, social isolation, negative social comparison, depression, sleep quality


During the past few decades, mental health problem is causing an increasingly attention among different groups of people. Since mental health problems is frequently influencing people’s regular life, it is important to study the underlying reasons of causing them. This paper aims to review the relationship between social media abuse and depression among youth. In the paper, three most important reasons: negative social comparison, social isolation and low sleep quality were discussed to explain the core mechanism between social media and depression. It is important that knowing more about the underlying reasons of depression helps to develop more possible future treatments about this disease.


Chengjia Zhu. The Modulation Mechanism of Social Media Abuse on Depression Symptoms. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 199-204. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021197.


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