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234. Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health: Who You are and What You do Matter

      Mental illness has been linked to frequent social media use, but findings are mixed, possibly related to diverse social media users and use patterns. Passive social media use (reading posts) is more strongly associated with depression than active use (making posts). It is unknown whether racial/ethnic differences, or social anxiety or depression may influence social media use and momentary affect. This study evaluates whether race/ethnicity or baseline anxiety and/or depression levels impact momentary affect with passive vs. active social media use.
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