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Comment & Response
December 20, 2019

Association of Media Screen Time Use With Depression in Adolescents

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, England
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(2):209-210. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4917

To the Editor We thank Boers et al1 for their analysis on the association of different media platforms with adolescents’ mental health. The authors reported that greater screen time spent on social media and television is associated with an increased risk of reporting depressive symptoms, which warrants development of preventive measures. However, we find it important to draw attention to the main limitations observed within this study.