Research Shows Teen Facebook Users Prone to Depression

By: Samantha Sturm - Published: Feb 5, 2009 • References: dailymail & readwriteweb
Have a depressed teen? Feeling down yourself? You may be able to point the finger to social networking sites such as Facebook. You might think that social networking is all about fun and games, but Stony Brook University researchers have discovered that there’s a darker side to virtual communities like Facebook.

According to the Daily Mail, Facebook usage leaves teens more prone to anxiety and depression. The researchers evaluated a group of 13-year-old girls once and then again a year later; during this reevaluation, they found signs of depression. Stats for Social Networking Psych Studies Trending: Older & Chilly
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