A Twitter Education: Why Psychiatrists Should Tweet.
Social media tools such as blogs, microblogs, social networking sites, podcasts, and video-sharing sites are now ubiquitous. These tools enable instantaneous interactions with a global community of individuals, including medical professionals, learners, and patients. An understanding of social media tools and how they can be used by psychiatrists is increasingly important. This review defines some relevant social media terms and addresses challenges specific to the use of social media in psychiatry. Focused primarily on Twitter, one of the most commonly used social media tools, the review describes how Twitter is being used in non-psychiatric medical fields and highlights four current and/or potential uses of Twitter in psychiatry: (1) patient care and advocacy, (2) lifelong learning, (3) research data collection and collaboration, and (4) scholarly recognition and impact.
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Peters ME, Uible E, Chisolm MS. A Twitter Education: Why Psychiatrists Should Tweet. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Dec;17(12):94. doi: 10.1007/s11920-015-0635-4. PMID: 26463050.
Department of Psychiatry