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Social media doubles depression in teen girls

Desk. Teenagers who spend a lot of time on social media have twice the risk of being depression compared to boys. Such a claim has been made in a new study. This is first study of this kind. which has seen in the relationship between social media and depression symptoms.


Researchers from University of London, London (UCL) analyzed data collected from about 11,000 youth and found that 14-year-old girls uses social media very much. Two out of every five teens spend more than three hours a day on social media.


On the other hand, only four percent of the girls were found to have not used social media compared to 10 percent boys. The results of the study found that symptoms of severe levels of depression were seen in 38 percent of girls using less than 12 percent of social media use (more than five or more hours per day).


Wenne Kelly, a professor of UCL, said: “The relationship between the use of social media and the symptoms of depression in girls has been seen stronger than boys in comparison to boys.” This study has been published in the journal Eccl.

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