Monthly Archive: March 2019

Can High Use of Social Media Cause Depression in the Teens?

FOMO is real, and I know you might have experienced it – if you are a Social Media addict. 

Did you connect with your friends online? Posted a picture on Instagram?

Currently, 77% of the Americans have a social media account of some kind. We usually hear about how technology has made our lives easier, but how many of the so-called intellectuals or developers have put light on the damage caused by social media?

How does frequent use of smartphones and surfing has affected our behavior and real social relationships?

Social Media Cause Depression

Can High Use of Social Media Cause Depression in the Teens?

Among the teens, especially girls who spend more than 5 hours on social media develops 50% more of the depression condition unlike those who use the Internet for 1 to 3 hours a day.

Bryan Fox, who is serving as the Manager at the Adolescent Recovery Center says that he’s not surprised with looking at the higher reports of the girls compared to the boys. This is because it’s always been the girls who report depression symptoms more compared with the boys.

Another research also has shown that girls have reportedly higher social media usage than the boys. Like, almost 21.9% of boys agreed that they use social media for 2 to 3 hours in a day for which 43.1% of the girls mentioned the same.

So, how can you know when social media leads to depression?

We all know one fact that social media is not going to go anywhere, so there’s no point in ignoring it. Yes, you can reduce the hours you spend on it, decrease the 4-5 hours usage in a day. Also, there are many app blockers available on Play Store or App Store that can help you with reducing the app usage, and increase your productivity.

If you are using way too much of social media, it will definitely harm your peace and mental health. Reduce the usage or set the blockers for saving yourself from negative vibes and all the FOMO.