Risky business: what primary care practitioners need to know about the influence of the media on adolescents

Prim Care. 2006 Jun;33(2):317-48. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2006.02.004.

Abstract

Media can be powerfully prosocial, educational, and entertaining. Negative effects do exist, however, and they have been well documented. Despite the power of the new multinational media conglomerates and the intransigence of the entertainment industry,practitioners can make a difference in the future.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Body Image
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / psychology
  • Firearms
  • Health Education / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Mass Media*
  • Obesity / psychology
  • Physician's Role / psychology*
  • Physicians, Family*
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Suicide / psychology
  • Violence / psychology