Mental Health and Social Media Exposure During COVID-19 (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists
Course By: Kristin Ceppaluni
Content By: Gao J., Zheng P., Jia Y., Chen H., Mao Y., Chen S., et al. (2020) Mental health problems and social media exposure during COVID-19 outbreak. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231924.
Course Description: A significant number of individuals have evidenced elevated rates of social media exposure (SME) throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The association between SME, and the prevalence of depression and anxiety, was explored. SME was measured against traditional behavioral science scales inclusive of the Well-Being Index (WHO-FIVE) and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7). A positive association was found between elevated rates of SME and the prevalence of anxiety and depression. A significant difference was further noted between illness-types.
- Review the concepts related to the interaction between mental health and social media exposure
- Consider the association between social media exposure and the specified illness-types (anxiety and/or depression)
- Evaluate the statistical findings and note the statistical differences relative to the identified covariates
- Read Mental Health Problems and Social Media Exposure During COVID-19 Outbreak
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the impact of SME on depression and anxiety and the concomitant statistical results in the course article
- Complete the post-test questions; keep in mind that the answers should be derived from the provided article
- Return to the article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the implications of social media exposure on mental health