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By some estimates, roughly 4 billion people across the world use networking websites as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, prompting mental health experts to investigate if enormous popularity of social media plays a role in depression.
Research suggests that people who limit their time on so...
Clinical depression or major depressive disorder is a mood disorder characterized by ongoing feelings of sadness and los of interest in activities that an individual once enjoyed.
Depression can be mild of severe and make it difficult for those with the condition to concentrate, sleep or ea...
For heavy social media users, people wo log in for multiple hours at a time or multiple times a day, this means exposure to nonstop news, including bad news. Headlines related to natural disasters, terrorist attacks, political strife, celebrity deaths, and the COVID-19 pandemic is on the top of ...
The habit of binging bad news on social media sites or else where online is known as "doomscrolling" and it can adversely affect one's mental health, leading anxiety or depression symptoms to develop or heighten.
A clinical psychologist calles it “vicious cycle of negativit...
Prior to social media and the internet, children only had to worry about bullying on school grounds, for the most part. But social media has given bullies a new way to torment their victims.
With just one click, bullies can circulate a video of their target being ridiculed, beaten up, or ot...
Using social media comes with mental health risks, but that doesn't mean it should be completely avoided. Experts recommend using these networking websites in moderation.
Some studies about social media and mental health reveal that there's a correlation between networking websites and depression. Other research goes a step further, finding that social media may very well cause depression.
A landmark study — “No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Lon...
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