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How Social Media Causes Depression

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Depression in social media and social networking sites is sometimes generalized in the term "Facebook depression" which has been under keen debate in the last four to five years.

Megan Moreno, an assistant professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, has conducted a number of studies on children, adolescents, and college age students on the effects of social media and depression. She has stated that if someone seeks out forms of media that can contribute to their feelings of depression if they are already depressed then, indeed, Facebook and other forms of media can contribute to feelings of depression. A similar example of this would be listening to sad songs when you are already feeling depressed.

It has been noted that those already suffering from depression will seek to escape from their depression by using and communicating through social networking sites. If the content does not serve the purpose of relieving stress (as in activities that provide pleasant experiences like exercise and being in the physical presence of friends), then it can be ...

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This solution will assist the student in understanding how social media causes depression. The solution also provides scholarly and non-scholarly sources.

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