Facebook depression: Do you think you suffer from it?

Tagged: Facebook, Mental Health, Off Topic, Technology
Source: CBC.ca - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 30 weeks ago

"A U.S. doctors' group says "Facebook depression" may affect troubled teens who obsess over their friends' posts on the social networking 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 Pediatrics social media guidelines."



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hmm not me..i'm popular lol...no j/k...sad...okay i'm depressed :(

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Joined: 04/09/2010
Posts: 95

Definitely nope, only time I use that thing is when I check my e-mail and a friend or family member has sent a message so maybe once a week =P

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Those darn Jones! People think the grass is greener on the other side when in fact it really isn't. Don't think that because someone has an expensive car or watch means they are rich and better than you. In most cases they are in debt up to their eyeballs and not happy. Even in this materialistic world we now live in, money doesn't buy you happiness. Most people think it will, especially the young. People need to get outdoors more, turn off the technology for a while. These social networking addictions are really getting out of hand.

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Andreas Hofer
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Joined: 10/31/2009
Posts: 121

Same is true for other forms of communication. People looking for others to guide them, give them the feeling of being "cool" if you will, that's not something new and of course if a website introduces things that make it possible to constantly judge a person by what he or she writes, well that can't be good for relationships in general. Imagine Someone placing a giant banner over your head that has only two purposes, telling others how cool or not you are. However one should be able to handle critics unless that person shouldn't be using that website in the frst place, for reasons mentioned in the article. I would not allow kids on facebook or any other website for that matter that is filled with bad influences. I have a younger cousin who was actually bored on facebook because all her friends weren't allowed on it by their parents. So I made them a little website on an intranet with a chatroom, message boards, user gallery and some games for kids that they could play while talking on the phone using the integrated voice chat (teamspeak) and some modified phones I had in the basement.
I do not have much personal experience with facebook, myspace and other portals as I am only using them to stay connected with customers and answer questions regarding particular services.