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Why Social Media and Depression Are Not Directly Linked

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For several years now, we’ve been bombarded with articles pointing the finger at Social Media — at least in part — for the increase in reported depression among young people. As just one example, the Telegraph reported that “children who spend more than three hours each school day on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are more than twice as likely to suffer poor mental health.” In contrast, a more comprehensive 2017 study published in the Adolescent Research Review suggests these studies may have been jumping the gun. This was a systematic analysis of 11 studies, containing a total of...

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