#SwitchedOn: a call for assessing social media use of adolescents.

  title={\#SwitchedOn: a call for assessing social media use of adolescents.},
  author={Reem M A Shafi and M. Romanowicz and P. Croarkin},
  journal={The lancet. Psychiatry},
  volume={5 11},
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