Vol 17, No 1 (2020)
Review paper
Published online: 2020-02-03
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New technologies and mental health: chances and risks

Łukasz Cichocki, Maciej Karbownik
DOI: 10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0007
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Psychiatria 2020;17(1):41-48.

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Abstract

The article describes the possible consequences of using/abusing new technologies in the context of mental health. It
is an attempt to reflect how smartphones, e-mail, computer games, social media affect our lives, things we can do to
increase potential benefits and minimize the risks associated with these technologies. Through not only scientific but
also personal perspective, the authors try to bring the conclusions from work to life practice.

Abstract

The article describes the possible consequences of using/abusing new technologies in the context of mental health. It
is an attempt to reflect how smartphones, e-mail, computer games, social media affect our lives, things we can do to
increase potential benefits and minimize the risks associated with these technologies. Through not only scientific but
also personal perspective, the authors try to bring the conclusions from work to life practice.

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Keywords

mental health, new digital technologies, affect

About this article
Title

New technologies and mental health: chances and risks

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 17, No 1 (2020)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

41-48

Published online

2020-02-03

DOI

10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0007

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2020;17(1):41-48.

Keywords

mental health
new digital technologies
affect

Authors

Łukasz Cichocki
Maciej Karbownik

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