Research + News | Topic: Depression

The Worrisome Effects Of Teenage Smartphone Addiction

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids. Read the article here.

Moods, But Not Depression, Found Contagious in Adolescent Social Networks

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks. Read the full article here.

Teens And The Distorted Reality Of Social Media

Instagram, Snapchat, Photoshop and special filters have created an aura of plastic beauty that makes our girls and boys feel less than, every second they scroll down their smartphone’s screen.

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Teens Are More Depressed And Isolated Than Ever Because Of Smartphones, Researcher Claims

  • There’s a strong link between the amount of time they spend looking at screens and how sad they feel. Read the article here.

Is Social Media Causing Depression In Teens?

Late-Night Screen Time Puts Teens’ Sleep And Mental Health At Risk

Summer could be a good time to encourage teenagers to put down their phones and enjoy the outdoors. View the article here.

13-Year-Old Girl Enters Rehab For Depression, Compulsive YouTube Viewing

There’s no question that people are consuming massive amounts of YouTube right now — to the tune of 1 billion hours of content every single day. But for some, it turns out, YouTube is becoming a bonafide addiction. Read the article here.

The Highs and Lows of Teens’ Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found. Read the article here.

In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming

Those who play games more than four hours a day may not develop addiction-like problems if they are socially engaged with others. Read the article here.

Using Multiple Social Platforms Linked to Depression

Young adults who use multiple social media platforms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than peers who user fewer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. Read the full article here.