Less Time on Social Media Helps with Depression, New Study Says

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania established that cutting back on social media lessens loneliness and depression.


Observing 143 undergraduate students over three weeks in a study entitled “No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression, ” researchers found that students who limited their daily use of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to 10 minutes per day experienced significant declines in depressive symptoms.


While other studies have also established correlations between social media and mental health issues, this study is said to be the first “to establish a clear causal link between decreasing social media use, and improvements in loneliness and depression.”


Source: CNBC

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