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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 2738-2740

Social media smartphone app and psychopathology – A case report


1 Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Santosh Kumar
Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_421_19

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Thought circulation in social media has always been contributed to psychological morbidity among youth. Although social media smartphone makes a comfort communication among generation it is also responsible for causing psychopathology among youth by circulating video depicting violent scene. The symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person's day-to-day life. The purpose of this case report is to study the impact and consequences of social media (WhatsApp) on the mental health and stability among younger generation. A 30-year-old male patient presented at Family Medicine outpatient department with phobic and anxiety symptoms after witnessing a car accident in WhatsApp video which shows transaction of human body. His clinical presentation, management approach, and details of treatment are presented.


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