Social media and mental health linked to rise in e-cigarette use among US teenagers

Study: Social media and e-cigarette use: The mediating role of mental health conditions. Image Credit: Diego Cervo / Shutterstock

In a recent study published in Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers from Pennsylvania investigated the role of mental health status indicators in the relationship between social media use and e-cigarette use among youth. They found that symptoms of anxiety and depression mediated the association between social media use and e-cigarettes among youth. Study: Social media … Read more

Research shows that students of color and first-generation students face unique mental health challenges

Depression and anxiety among students is a growing public health problem. New research from the University of Georgia suggests the problem may be even worse for students who are not of the same race as most of their peers. A new study found that non-majority students at a predominantly white college reported significantly higher rates … Read more