Monday September 12, 2016

Negative Experiences On Facebook Linked To Increased Depression

Attention young adults! If Facebook (or anything else for that matter) is making you depressed, STOP USING IT! How can anything make you depressed if you don't use it? Also, I had no idea there was an acronym for a "negative Facebook experience."

One of the study's most basic findings is that 82 percent of the 264 participants reported having at least one negative Facebook experience (NFE) since they started using the service, and 55 percent had one in the year before they were surveyed in 2013 or 2014. Among the participants, 63 percent said they had four or more NFEs during their young lifetimes. Meanwhile, 24 percent of the sample reported moderate-to-severe levels of depressive symptoms on the standard Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale.