Research + News | Topic: Depression
Jul 31, 2018
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.
May 24, 2018
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.
Apr 17, 2018
Heavy Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression
New research suggests the convenience of smartphones can facilitate overuse and addiction. Read the article here.
Jan 2, 2018
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.
Nov 27, 2017
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.
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.