Research + News | Topic: Depression
Nov 22, 2017
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.
Nov 8, 2017
The Worrisome Effects Of Teenage Smartphone Addiction
Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2017
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.
Aug 18, 2017
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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Aug 14, 2017
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.
Aug 2, 2017
Is Social Media Causing Depression In Teens?
Jul 17, 2017
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.
Jun 6, 2017
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.
Apr 11, 2017
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.
Jan 12, 2017
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.