This may sound like a joke, but it’s not: researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have found that too much Facebook usage can leave you more prone to anxiety and depression…that is, if you’re a teenage girl. In a study, a group of 13-year old girls were evaluated by psychology professor Dr. Joanne Davila and her colleague, Lisa Starr. A year later, the researchers followed up with the girls, testing them for depressive symptoms.
Wait, what? Using Facebook makes you depressed? How am I not dead by my own hands right now? I mean I know that the ads can leave you feeling lonely with the massive attack on your singleness; but, I’ve never been gotten down by Facebook.
[via Read Write Web]