Event Title

"I Think I Have Bipolar Disorder": How Social Media Can Create an Illness Identity

Presenter Information

Lyndsey Fought, Psychology

Abstract

We examined whether searching for diagnostic information on social media is related to misunderstanding of bipolar disorder.

Keywords:

psychology, diagnosis, bipolar disorder, illness identity, social media

Status

Undergraduate

Department

Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Campus

Athens

Faculty Mentor

Suhr, Julie

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"I Think I Have Bipolar Disorder": How Social Media Can Create an Illness Identity

We examined whether searching for diagnostic information on social media is related to misunderstanding of bipolar disorder.