Excessive Social Media Use Linked to Depression Onset 6 Months Later

New research says those who constantly use social media are more likely to develop depression within six months.

While people of all personality types were shown to be negatively affected by constant social media use, some types had a slightly lower risk than others. People who tend to be more "agreeable" had less risk of developing depression within six months. People considered more "neurotic" had a higher risk for depression.

The study suggests social media has us constantly comparing our lives to others, which can lead to feeling resentful, isolated and depressed.

  • Excessive social media use linked to depression onset 6 months later - Study Finds

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