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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-62

Facebook storytelling: Implications for expression of coping behaviors


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Kumar Sharma
Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_51_16

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Social networking sites are commonly used for self-disclosure. It provides the user the opportunity for catharsis. The present case is going to highlight the implications of Facebook storytelling. Clinical interview and NIMHANS psychiatric morbidity screening tool were used to assess the pattern of Facebook usage and psychiatric caseness. Facebook storytelling helps in coping with psychiatric distress. It implies the need to screen and encourage the users to use offline method receiving psychological support as well as develop the offline healthy coping behaviors.


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