Social Media Furthers Gloom?
Byline: Lindsey Tanner Associated Press
Add "Facebook depression" to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors' group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site.
Researchers disagree on whether it's simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site.
But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, said Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, a Boston-area pediatrician and lead author of new American Academy of …
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Publication information: Article title: Social Media Furthers Gloom?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 28, 2011. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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