- Infowars - http://www.infowars.com -

Doctors Warn About ‘Facebook Depression’ In Teens

Posted By MarleighJones On March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 am In Medical Tyranny,Old Infowars Posts Style | Comments Disabled

Lindsey Tanner
CBS
March 28, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) — 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.

A NEW CONDITION?

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.

Fresh food that lasts from eFoods Direct (Ad)

With in-your-face friends’ tallies, status updates and photos of happy-looking people having great times, Facebook pages can make some kids feel even worse if they think they don’t measure up.

Read entire article

Support the Infowar

Article printed from Infowars: http://www.infowars.com

URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/doctors-warn-about-%e2%80%98facebook-depression%e2%80%99-in-teens/

Copyright © 2013 Infowars. All rights reserved.