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The relationship between Facebook addiction with PTSD, depression, and sociodemographic variables

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Yakin Dogu niversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakultesi Psikoloji Bolumu

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Yakin Dogu niversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakultesi Psikoloji Bolumu

Alpha Psychiatry 2019; 20: Supplement 5-9
DOI: 10.5455/apd.64774
Read: 166 Downloads: 200 Published: 01 April 2019

Objectives: Studies show that Facebook addiction (FA) has negative effects on depression, PTSD and depen-dencies. In this study, the relationship between FA with PTSD, depression and sociodemographic variables in North Cyprus was investigated. Methods: The study was applied between May and June 2016. Sample of the study con-sists of 982 people between 18-65 years living in NC. Multi-stage stratified quota was used. The questionnaire con-sists of the Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale, FA Scale and Beck Depression Inventory. In the analysis of the data, chi-square, logistic regression and correlation analysis were used. Results: In the study, FA was determined as 35.7%. Depression and PTSD were found to be higher in Facebook addicted individuals (FAI) than Fcaebook non-addicted individuals (FNAI). The risk of facebook dependence is more prevalent among the individuals without sub-stance use, young, unmarried/non-childbearing people, and without any physical illness participants. Conclusion: Depression and PTSD is more prevalent among individuals FA, similar with drug addiction researches. The reason of high FA among these people may be suggested that Facebook use is a form of behavior that arises as a means of self-healing to get rid of negative affect. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2019; 20(0.200): 5-9]

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