Facebook Makes Users Sad, Unhealthy: Study
The study also revealed that if users were updating their profiles or liking posts more than average, they were more likely to have mental health issues.
Facebook. Representative Image. (Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo)
People who check their Facebook profile all the time are likely to be more sad and unhealthy than those who use it sporadically, a new study has revealed.
Researchers from Yale University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), studied the pattern of Facebook use and mental health of 5,208 volunteers between 2013 and 2015 for the study.
The findings showed that increased use of Facebook was closely linked to "compromised social, physical and psychological health", Metro.co.uk reported on Sunday.
It also revealed that if users were updating their profiles or liking posts more than average, they were more likely to have mental health issues.
The report appeared in the American Journal of Epidemiology and was led by UCSD's Assistant Professor of Public Health Holly Shakya and Yale's Nicholas Christakis, who is Director of the University's Human Nature Lab.
Catch the Biggest Newsmakers and the Biggest Newsbreaks on CNN-News18, your favourite English TV news channel. Keep watching CNN-News18 at just 50 Paise per Month. Contact your cable /DTH operator Now!
*Rental / capacity fee of Rs.130/- as charged by cable / DTH operator may apply. **GST extra.
Recommended For You
- Ayushmann Khurrana Pens a Heartfelt Poem for CRPF Jawans Killed in Pulwama Terror Attack
- TRAI’s New Rules For Cable And DTH: Dishtv, Sun Direct and Tata Sky Try to Reduce NCF Burden on Subscribers
- After Big B & Salman, Diljit Dosanjh Donates Rs 3 Lakh for Families of CRPF Jawans Killed in Pulwama Attack
- Tesla Model 3 Gets Safer Than Before, Sentry Mode Safety Feature Introduced
- Pulwama Terror Attack: You Can Now Donate to Help Families of CRPF Martyrs
- 01 d
- 12 h
- 38 m
- 09 s