Spending too much time on ‚Äúsocial media‚ÄĚ sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed.
A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown ‚ÄĒ for the first time ‚ÄĒ a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and loneliness, the researchers said.
It concluded that those who drastically cut back their use of sites like Facebook, Instagram FB, often saw a marked improvement in their mood and in how they felt about their lives.
‚ÄúIt was striking,‚ÄĚ says Melissa Hunt, psychology professor at University of Pennsylvania, who led the study. ‚ÄúWhat we found over the course of three weeks was that rates of depression and loneliness went down significantly for people who limited their (social media) use.‚ÄĚ...
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Maybe it is just me, but the only way I could see FB as a cause of depression is if it were somehow the reason for your happiness to begin with. Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Hebrew 13:5,6 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‚ÄúI will never leave you nor forsake you.‚ÄĚ¬†¬†So we may boldly say: ‚ÄúThe Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?‚ÄĚ
Very well said brother; a very wise comment. I fully agree that when we esteem something and then lose it or it changes in some negative way, then depression can enter into our lives. Money and fame are probably the most common examples of this, but among the millennials, Facebook and other social media are truly the most common.