Digital Detriments: Unraveling the Psychological Consequences of Social Media


  • Research Scholar, Galgotias University, Greater Noida



Social Media, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression.


This research paper investigates social media's impact on mental health. Given the rising prevalence within social media use, Concern about its implications on mental health is rising. The paper presents a systematic review of the literature, synthesizing findings from empirical studies that investigate the Mental health and social media use are related outcomes. The paper examines both favorable and unfavorable characteristics of social media use, including its potential for social support and connection, as well as its association with negative outcomes such as depression, anxiety, and social isolation. The paper also examines potential moderating factors, such as age, gender, and the type of social media platform used. Overall, the findings suggest despite the fact that social media might improve mental health, it can also be associated with negative outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations such as adolescents and young adults. The significance of these studies for population safety and potential future study avenues are discussed in the paper's conclusion.


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How to Cite

Nagar, P. (2023). Digital Detriments: Unraveling the Psychological Consequences of Social Media. Lloyd Business Review, 2(1), 1–14.