Screen Time Study (JAMA Psychiatry) Association of Screen Time With Internalizing, Externalizing Behavior Problems in Children

JAMA Psychiatry

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What The Study Did: This systematic review and meta-analysis of 87 studies including 159,000 children age 12 or younger assessed the association between the duration of screen time and externalizing (such as aggression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms) and internalizing (such as anxiety, depression) behavior problems.

Authors: Sheri Madigan, Ph.D., of the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada, is the corresponding author.

(10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.0155)

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