Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss the Mental Health Impacts of Social Media on Children

A Rutgers child and adult psychiatrist, Muhammad Zeshan, M.D., is available to discuss the negative impacts of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter on teenagers.

“I’ve seen the negative psychological impacts of social media, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where children have gravitated towards these platforms as a coping mechanism for loneliness, and I’m worried that these platforms will worsen the disconnection children feel with their parents and families,” said Zeshan, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Zeshan is a renowned clinical educator and a recipient of various regional and national awards. He has published many articles and two book chapters on various behavioral and psychological issues surrounding children and teens.

To interview Zeshan, contact Maud Alobawone at [email protected] or (848) 445-1913.


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