Last updated on: 2/8/2010 | Author:

Himanshu Tyagi, MRCPsych, MBBS Biography

Specialist Registrar in Psychotherapy at the Springfield University Hospital in London, UK
Con to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"

“It’s a world where everything moves fast and changes all the time, where relationships are quickly disposed at the click of a mouse, where you can delete your profile if you don’t like it and swap an unacceptable identity in the blink of an eye for one that is more acceptable. People used to the quick pace of online social networking may soon find the real world boring and unstimulating, potentially leading to more extreme behaviour to get that sense.

It may be possible that young people who have no experience of a world without online societies put less value on their real world identities and can therefore be at risk in their real lives, perhaps more vulnerable to impulsive behaviour or even suicide.”

Address to the Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, July 3, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Specialist Registrar in Psychotherapy, Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy Unit, Springfield University Hospital (London, UK), 2009-present
  • Managing Editor,, 2005-present
  • Co-founder and Director, RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited (India), 2004-present
  • Founder and Editor, (professional and social network for doctors and medical students), 2001-present
  • Member, Mental Health Informatics Special Interest Group (MHISIG), Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
  • MRCPsych (Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), 2006
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), Maulana Azad Medical College (New Delhi, India), 2000
  • None found
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Pro & Con Quotes: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?