Scientists find link between heavy Facebook use and depressive symptoms

SHAFAQNA – Nearly 900 million people use Facebook every day. One reason is to stay connected with friends. But some users who spend a lot of time on Facebook may find they are spending less time connecting and more time comparing. Now a new study finds that this type of social comparison – coupled with heavy use of Facebook – is linked to depressive sym

Writing in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, researchers from the University of Houston (UH), TX, describe how they carried out two studies to investigate how social comparison by Facebook users might affect their psychological health.

Source : Medicalnewstodys

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