Saturday, 20 July 2019

Teens who spend hours on social media are more likely to suffer depression

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The more time teenagers spend looking at screens, the more depressed they become, a new study suggests.

A University of Montreal study followed teenagers throughout their high school careers, and found that certain forms of social media and TV shows fueled spirals of depression and self-consciousness.

An estimated 20% of people have experienced at least one period of depression by the time they reach adulthood.

Depression and other mental health struggles seem only to be becoming more unbearable for teenagers. Now, a teenager dies by suicide about every 100 minutes.


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