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Mobile phone use and stress, sleep disturbances, and symptoms of depression among young adults--a prospective cohort study.

Journal article
Authors Sara Thomée
Annika Härenstam
Mats Hagberg
Published in BMC public health
Volume 11
Issue 66
ISSN 1471-2458
Publication year 2011
Published at Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department of Work Science
Language en
Keywords Cellular Phone, utilization, Cohort Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depression, etiology, physiopathology, Female, Humans, Male, Prospective Studies, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Sleep Disorders, epidemiology, etiology, Stress, Psychological, epidemiology, etiology, Sweden, epidemiology, Young Adult
Subject categories Public health medicine research areas, Occupational medicine


Because of the quick development and widespread use of mobile phones, and their vast effect on communication and interactions, it is important to study possible negative health effects of mobile phone exposure. The overall aim of this study was to investigate whether there are associations between psychosocial aspects of mobile phone use and mental health symptoms in a prospective cohort of young adults.

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