Effects Of Social Media And Depression

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In the article “Could lots of time spent on Social be tied to depression? “, author Alan Mozes have talked about a recent research which was done to find relationship between social media and depression. The study had 1,800 men and women ages range between 19 to 32 years old participated. The main question for this finding was, is greater involvement of social media linked to depression or is it depressed people who are drag to social media? Dr. Brian Patrick have suggested three types of results which are expected from the study one of the strongest possibilities is that people who have depressive symptoms tend to use social media more often because they don’t feel the energy to engage with new people. The second possibility is that increased usage in social media use can lead into depressive thoughts. The last possibility is in which depressed people turned towards social media to make the depression worsen. This is a study based on association between social media and depression not cause and effect. Researcher’s had created a questioner that asked the participants the amount of time spent on popular social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest ,Vine and Linkedln. From this research it was found that on average participant checked in social media 20 times each week for over an hour a day, and 1/4th participants were appeared at high risk for depression. Along with this researchers have found that those people who are on social media the most are 2.7 times more likely to be depressed compared to people who are on social media least. In the conclusion of the findings Dr. Patrick have said that these finding do not suggest that every person who engage more time on s... ... middle of paper ... ...trument. Both of the article up above had talked about different subjects one was how social media is linked with the depression and another was how learning musical instruments help develop brain. Both of the studies had used different techniques the first articles used the questioner to ask people about the amount of times they spent online in the popular social media website and on another they used electrodes to observe brain responses. In the both the articles there should be more solid research is needed to done, as they are skeptic in their own ways. In the first article there is no reliable connection between social media and depression. In the second article, to test the study they use electrodes to test the brain process. It is strong in a way that they can explain brain activity, but they lacks strong evidence that can backs up brain activity report.
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