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Investigating social media to evaluate emergency medicine physicians’ emotional well-being during COVID-19

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study, key thematic shifts and increases in language related to anxiety, anger, depression, and loneliness were identified in the content posted on social media by academic emergency medicine physicians and resident physicians during the pandemic. Social media may provide a real-time and evolving landscape to evaluate thematic content and linguistics related to emotions and sentiment for health care workers. 

Authors: Anish K. Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., of the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author. 

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