Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh,in their new study suggests that, those who are constantly tuned in one social media network,suffer from depresion as compare to those who stay away from it. As per the studies consideration,the use of social media like-Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine and LinkedIn networks.
Finders analyzed 1,700 people aged 19 to 32, in that demographic, the researchers found that social media usage on an average was 61 minutes per day and the average number of visits to a social media site was 30 times in a week ,causes harsh depression.
Brian A.Primack(director of Pitt’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health, in the research paper) said, “Because social media has become such an integrated component of human interaction, it is important for clinicians interacting with young adults to recognise the balance to be struck in encouraging potential positive use, while redirecting from problematic use,”
Primack said,"Our hope is that continued research will allow such efforts to be refined so that they better reach those in need,”
“All social media exposures are not the same. Future studies should examine whether there may be different risks for depression depending on whether the social media interactions people have tended to be more active versus passive or whether they tend to be more confrontational versus supportive. This would help us develop more fine-grained recommendations around social media use.” he added