Researchers Have Claimed That Continuous Use Of Social Media Can Lead To Depression Within 6 Months

Nowadays everyone uses social media and shares every aspect of their life on it. Now new research has shown that continuous use of social media can lead to depression and it doesn't matter whether you are a person with a normal life or not. Every person tends to get depression by using social media, but some people with certain personality types may take longer than 6 months to develop depression.

The analysis was carried out on 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 30. Some questions were asked to the participants of this analysis. The questions include the time of their social media usage, the social media apps they use the most, etc. A personality quiz was also run by them. These tests divided the group into 5 parts according to their personalities: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

What the reports showed is that no matter what type of personality you have, you are still prone to depression while using social media. But the people who had an agreeableness personality have a 49% less chance of being depressed than other personalities. People with neuroticism used social media for just five hours, but reports showed that they are most exposed to depression while using social media.

The biggest reason that people go into depression while using social media is that users compare themselves with the people on social media and think about all the insecurities they find in themselves. They get low self-esteem and start to think of themselves as someone who isn't good enough. Another reason is that even though social media is a means of connecting people, it still makes people lonely.

People can also miscommunicate and misinterpret what you are saying. This can lead to anxiety and self-doubt. Through online social connections, people cannot fulfill their emotional needs and this can make them depressed. Even if people are closely connected, they are far away on emotional levels. Social media may be a place for relaxation and fun, but it can lead to the destruction of mental health too.

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