Social Media Produces Anxiety And Stress Because It Creates

1552 WordsMay 1, 20177 Pages
Social media produces anxiety and stress because it creates pressure to maintain an identity and live up to certain standards. However, social media is not recognized as a real issue in young people because of the lack of attention from medical professionals. In this paper, I will analyze and gather research from multiple scholarly articles that give their opinion on social media and anxiety. Firstly, I will look at social media and anxiety from a medical point of view I will then collect information that suggests that social media is causing multiple feelings of stress, low self-esteem, and the façade or fake lifestyle which will put pressure on young people today. Social media and anxiety are extremely relevant to today’s society. It is…show more content…
Davey’s research supports a medical article by psychologist Kerkar Pramod. Pramod explores that Social Media Anxiety Disorder is an actual, very real diagnosis for which we can receive treatment and even recovery tips. He asserts that this disorder contributes to other serious mental illnesses such as depression (Pramod). Acknowledging the disorder is helping many understand it as a vital factor of their stress, loneliness, and anxiety. Pramod and Davey both show the severity of what this addiction can do in their articles. Davey examines the effects of social media and anxiety and explains the loneliness aspect of it (Davey). Yet, Pramod has identified the causes and symptoms which suggest several professionals, including psychologists are aware of the illness (Pramod). However, whilst few acknowledge the disorder, there does seem to be an overall lack of attention from most medical professionals. For example, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” written by the American Psychiatric Association is the complete categorization and analysis of every mental disorder (Oquendo, et al). The DSM neglects to present a particular disorder known as the “Internet addiction disorder”. Because there is no category in their latest manual of DSM-5, 2013, which is the most commonly used sources for psychiatrists, the disorder

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