Social media linked to depression, say researchers

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The journal Depression and Anxiety published research from the University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine in Pennsylvania, US, linking the use of social media to depression. A total of 1,787 adults in the US aged 19-32 were surveyed about their social media usage on sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine and LinkedIn.

Of the participants, more than 25% had high indicators of depression, with those who checked their social media more often being more likely to be depressed than those who checked it less.

Now there’s food for thought! Question is, should you share this on your Facebook?

More on this can be found here.


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