The impact of social networks on youth health during the isolation period: an integrative review

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13747

Keywords:

Pandemic; Adolescents; Isolation; Social media; COVID-19.

Abstract

Objective: To identify through the literature the impact of social networks on the mental health of young people during isolation in the pandemic of COVID-19 and describe the ways found to reduce the risks presented. Method: This is an integrative literature review, using the databases: LILACS, MEDLINE, IBECS, BDENF / Virtual Health Library, using the keywords Social network, Mental health, COVID and young people, published between 2019 and 2021. Results: Twelve articles were found that answered the research question. The analysis resulted in three categories: the harmful effects on the mental health of young people, the use and impact of social networks and ways to alleviate the problem. Final considerations: The impacts arising from social isolation and social networks are noticeable and have a long term duration, the vast majority of young people have severe mental disorders and it is necessary to combat this problem, the support of parents and the health system.

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Published

30/03/2021

How to Cite

RONDON, M. C. de S. .; ESTRELA, A. C. G. dos S. .; SALES, S. C. de .; COSTA, V. V. da .; SANTOS, A. B. dos .; COSTA, B. F. da .; LIMA, N. C. . The impact of social networks on youth health during the isolation period: an integrative review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e5310413747, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13747. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/13747. Acesso em: 11 apr. 2021.

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Health Sciences