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The Influence of Social Media Interactions and Behaviors on Depressive Symptoms Among Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults in the United States: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study

The Influence of Social Media Interactions and Behaviors on Depressive Symptoms Among Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults in the United States: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study

The Influence of Social Media Interactions and Behaviors on Depressive Symptoms Among Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults in the United States: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study

César Escobar-Viera 1 , MPH, MD, PhD ;   Robert W S Coulter 2 , MPH, PhD ;   M Reuel Friedman 3 , MPH, PhD ;   Brian Thoma 1 , PhD ;   Galen E Switzer 4 , PhD ;   Jamie Martina 5 , MPH ;   James Erin Egan 2 , MPH, PhD ;   Brian Primack 6 , EdM, MS, MD, PhD

1 Department of Psychiatry , School of Medicine , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA , US

2 Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences , School of Public Health , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA , US

3 Department of Urban-Global Public Health , School of Public Health , Rutgers University , Piscataway , NJ , US

4 Division of General Internal Medicine , School of Medicine , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA , US

5 Department of Psychiatry , School of Medicine , University of Pittburgh Medical Center , Pittsburgh , PA , US

6 Department of Health Promotion and Health Behavior , College of Public Health and Human Sciences , Oregon State University , Corvalis , OR , US

Corresponding Author:

  • César Escobar-Viera, MPH, MD, PhD
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • School of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh
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  • Email: Escobar-Viera@pitt.edu