The phenomenon of Social Media has taken off in recent years, with Facebook being the most popular social networking site. According to Facebook Inc’s latest statistics, 1.15 billion users access the site each month, with this figure steadily rising each year!
While Facebook is a great tool for staying connected with social and professional networks, it has also been associated with distressing psychological and emotional states such as jealousy, social tension, isolation, poor self-esteem and depression. Several studies have found that frequent Facebook use may contribute to or amplify depression.
* If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of depression, visit your local GP or seek a referral to a Psychologist. For more information about depression, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or log on to www.beyondblue.org.au.
Written by Veronica Midon, clinical psychologist treating adult depression and anxiety. CBT Professionals are a team of clinical psychologists on the Gold Coast with offices in Coomera and Nerang. Gold Coast CBT psychologists offer services to adults, children, and couples.
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