Research + News | Topic: Depression

Teens Social Media Obsession Brings Health Risks, Docs Warn

As children and teens become more absorbed by the lure of posting and reading others’ posts on social media, it becomes critical for adults to step in, set limits and just clarify things, doctors urge. Read the article here.

Teens Are Anxious And Depressed After 3 Hours A Day On Social Media

study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to develop mental health problems including depression, anxiety, aggression, and antisocial behavior. Read the article here.

Increasing Social Media Use Tied To Rise In Teens’ Depressive Symptoms

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people — and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined. Read the article here.

When Social Media Is Really Problematic For Adolescents

Underlying problems may make some young people particularly vulnerable to what they find on social media, an expert says. Read the article here.

Depression In Girls Linked To Higher Use Of Social Media

Research suggests link between social media use and depressive symptoms was stronger for girls compared with boys. Read the article here.

Depression In Adolescents And Young Adults Is Rising: Are Phones And Social Media To Blame?

Some experts are debating whether the phenomenon of smartphones, tablet computers and social media is responsible for the rising rates of depression among children and young adults. Read the article here.

Too Much Screen Time Is Affecting The Well-Being Of Children And Teens, Says Study

A new study advises limits on screen time for children and teenagers to help boost their well-being. Read the article here.

Depressed Teens Turn To Social Media To Cope, Survey Finds

Despite fears that digital tech may worsen depression, most teens and young adults surveyed said it did not make a difference. Read the article here.

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm. Read the article here.

Heavy Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression

New research suggests the convenience of smartphones can facilitate overuse and addiction. Read the article here.