How Social Media Can Cause Depression

Social media has its pro’s and cons. Majority of people are lured into a social setting where social media is becoming a norm. We prefer video chatting, video calling and even sending emails and chats to people rather than meeting up.

We’ve lived in a world where most of us have our smartphones that have encouraged the use of social platforms. There are people who have openly confessed when they fail to join either their favourite app, they become sick.


Studies have linked the use of social media to depression, anxiety, poorer sleep quality, lower self-esteem, inattention, and hyperactivity — often in teens and adolescents.

We have people who have confidence when talking on social platforms but face to face its quite tough for them.

Some people suffer mental issues when they are facing cyberbullying over the internet. We have a huge number that is also popping into dating sites expecting to catch a fish only to realize they are preyed on.

You can end up breaking down if your expectations aren’t met by our social platforms. A lady had to change her attire to please the social media audience. She had to live a life that she isn’t. At the end, regrets were part of her life.

We’ve got success stories of those that even went ahead to marry the people they met online. Some of those stories have turned archaic as the level of heartbreaks involved is quite enormous. You tend to marry people whom you don’t know well.

A tendency where people share their pics on Facebook and other platforms has also generated fear to some, as some people tend to share their nudity online exposing them to angry netizens who are ready to rattle them alive.

What’s your take on social media and depression?

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