Research + News | Topic: Depression

The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls

The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.

The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teenagers And Social Media

Should they be using these services at all? Read the article here.

Teen Depression Linked To Problematic Internet Use

Researchers have uncovered a link between depression and problematic internet use (PIU) among teens. Read the article here.

Facebook Under Fire Over Secret Teen Research

Facebook-owned Instagram has been criticized for keeping secret its internal research into the effect social media had on teenager users. Read the article here.

These Teens Are Depressed And Anxious. Social Media Deserves Blame

Data shows that many teens are dealing with mental health issues. The national average of weekly visits for suspected suicide attempts among people ages 12 to 17 jumped nearly 40 percent in February and March compared to two years before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the article here.

Teens And Social Media: ‘Unfollow Some Accounts That Don’t Make You Feel Good’

The Internet has become a destination of endless doom scrolling and incessant comparison, especially as platforms like Instagram have become home to highly edited images that don’t reflect reality, having a disproportionate impact on youth. Read the article here.

Teens Dissatisfied With Virtual School

New study finds that teens in virtual classes are less satisfied with their school experience, but are no more likely to be depressed. Read the article here.

Young Adults Who Spend 5+ Hours Daily On Social Media Much More Likely To Be Depressed

While younger people aren’t the only ones who can develop an addiction to surfing social media all day, a new study finds it can have a serious impact on their mental health. Read the article here.

Facebook And Twitter Bumming You Out? Doomscrolling Leads Users To Social Media Detox. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Doomscrolling, or doomsurfing, refers to the tendency to continue to scroll through bad news despite the content being saddening, disheartening or depressing. Read the article here.

The Coronavirus, Social Media, And Teen Mental Health

Shifting trends over the last year reveal the roots of depression among young people. Read the article here.