Back

How can mental health be improved by minimising social media use?

Q&A with Dr. med Katayun Hassanpour, specialist in Psychiatry and Psychology

25.02.2021 - Mental health, Q&A

The most important thing is to replace virtual life with real life. For children, or adolescents to have, maybe, certain hours with a smartphone, let’s say half an hour per day, for example. But to replace being on the phone, or being online for hours and hours every day with real activities; like playing sports, meeting friends, playing an instrument, reading, having a hobby etc. Experiencing things and living your life. Not a virtual life but a real life. I think that is the most helpful.

Dr. med Katayun Hassanpour, specialist in Psychiatry and Psychology