Posts Tagged "depression"

Social Media and its Contribution to Depression and Anxiety

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in PathwaysVoice - Blog | 0 comments

With over 400 million people using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and more, depression and anxiety appear to be on the rise. Is this a coincidence? In what some term as “Facebook Envy”, this seemingly harmless way to communicate with friends and family has demonstrated its effects on the self-esteem of many individuals. The Effects of Facebook Envy Facebook Envy is a phenomenon that is perhaps more apt to strike the young, but it also has effects across all age groups. That our human nature causes us to compare ourselves to others, how we are perceived on social media sites can have an effect on our self-esteem. There are some who may need...

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