Facebook use linked to depressive symptoms

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Gutenberg
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Facebook use linked to depressive symptoms

Post by Gutenberg » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:41 am

Facebook use linked to depressive symptoms
"The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends."
Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 144600.htm


Original study:
Seeing Everyone Else's Highlight Reels: How Facebook Usage is Linked to Depressive Symptoms
Read More: http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10. ... 4.33.8.701

Gutenberg
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Re: Facebook use linked to depressive symptoms

Post by Gutenberg » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:53 pm

Another recent study:

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
"Frequent Use of Social Networking Sites Is Associated with Poor Psychological Functioning Among Children and Adolescents"


see: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/1 ... .2015.0055

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