Study finds weak link between adolescent media use and psychotic experiences in adulthood

Published on: 2024-04-10

April 10, 2024

In a study by Drs. Vincent Paquin, Jai L. Shah, Marie-Claude Geoffroy, and colleagues investigate the link between smartphone usage and vulnerability to mental illness. 

“Our study results are reassuring because they do not support the idea that adolescent media use is a significant risk factor for psychotic experiences in adulthood,” said Vincent Paquin, a psychiatry resident and lead author on the new study published in JAMA Psychiatry

The study, is based on the analysis of data from 1,266 participants born between 1997 and 1998.

Trajectories of Adolescent Media Use and Their Associations with Psychotic Experiences by Vincent Paquin, Jai Shah, Marie-Claude Geoffroy, et al., was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Study finds weak link between adolescent media use and psychotic experiences in adulthood

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