Frequent users of Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat are more likely to report symptoms of psychological distress
Social networks are even more likely to cause depression in people over 35
A new study from Harvard University warns that adults aged 35 and older are prone to depression if they spend too much time on social media.
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There have been many previous studies on children and adolescents, but the latter involved more than 5,400 middle-aged Americans, writes The Science Times.
As it turned out, those who often use Facebook, TikTok и Snapchat, are more likely to report symptoms of depression.
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One of their theories is that middle-aged adults may feel inappropriate using social media. That is, being there makes them feel older.
Scientists suggest that people tend to compare your imperfect life with improved, edited and seemingly ideal lifestyles of other people.
This is what can contribute to the onset of symptoms, according to Amanda Giordano, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at Georgia University.
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The theory that social media interaction cannot adequately replace the depth of live communicationmay also contribute to this risk.
We will remind, earlier Facebook promised to prohibit targeting ads to clients interested in religion or LGBT.
Source From: Segodnya