Research + News | Topic: Depression

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.

Helping Teens Turn Off In A World That’s ‘Always On’: The Links Between Technology And Depression

A new study links anxiety, severe depression, suicide attempts and suicide with the rise in use of smartphones, tablets and other devices. Read the article here.

Teenage Depression And Suicide Are Way Up – And So Is Smartphone Use

Those born after 1995 are much more likely to experience mental-health issues than their millennial predecessors. Read the article here.

Screen Time Increases Teen Depression, Thoughts Of Suicide, Research Suggests

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Read the article here.

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?