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author = {Nesi, J and Burke, TA and Caltabiano, A and Spirito, A and Wolff, JC},
doi = {10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.013},
journal = {Journal of Affective Disorders},
pages = {235--240},
title = {Digital media-related precursors to psychiatric hospitalization among youth},
url = {},
volume = {310},
year = {2022}

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AB - Digital media, including smartphones and social media, are central in youths' lives. This study aimed to examine the role of digital media in psychiatric hospital admissions among adolescents. 343 psychiatrically-hospitalized youth (Mage = 15.2; 70.3% White, 13.7% Black, 33.9% Hispanic; 48.7% female) completed self-report measures of potential digital media-related reasons for hospitalization, patterns of digital media use, and clinical symptoms (internalizing, externalizing, suicidal ideation and attempts). Digital media-related reasons for hospitalization were common, with over 40% of the sample endorsing at least one such reason; 24.8% endorsed having their phone taken away as a reason for admission. Younger adolescents and youth with addictive patterns of phone use were more likely to endorse digital media-related reasons for hospitalization, including phone restriction and negative social media experiences. In addition, youth endorsing suicide-related social media engagement (e.g., posting or messaging about suicide) as a precursor to admission reported more severe suicidal ideation and greater likelihood of a recent suicide attempt. Limitations of the study include a reliance on self-report measures and cross-sectional design. Findings highlight the need to identify youth who may be especially vulnerable to digital media experiences that contribute to risk for psychiatric hospitalization.
AU - Nesi,J
AU - Burke,TA
AU - Caltabiano,A
AU - Spirito,A
AU - Wolff,JC
DO - 10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.013
EP - 240
PY - 2022///
SN - 0165-0327
SP - 235
TI - Digital media-related precursors to psychiatric hospitalization among youth
T2 - Journal of Affective Disorders
UR -
UR -
VL - 310
ER -