Profile of a person in a social network can detect mental disorders that do not necessarily show up in a conversation with the therapist.
Such a conclusion reached by researchers from the University of Missouri. They asked 200 students to complete a questionnaire - to evaluate their level of extraversion, paranoia, implementation of social interaction and tolerance for other people's eccentricities.
In addition, students were asked to provide the same to review their profiles on Facebook, but before it was given the opportunity to replace the page at all that students see fit.
Participants who showed high levels of social anhedonia - a condition characterized by the absence of pleasure from social interactions - as a rule, had fewer friends in the social network, laid fewer photos and leave fewer messages.
Those who hid most of his profile, before showing his researchers were more suggestible, showed signs of abnormalities and were often inconsistent in their feelings and decisions. They also showed a high level of paranoia.
Note, however, that participants with a high level of paranoia does not differ from the participants with low levels of the number of information-sharing network. This means that the internet these people to share their thoughts is easier than in person.