Psychology & Psychiatry

The complicated relationship between social media and depression

Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however, controversy abounds regarding their impact on mental health and ...

Health

Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families

Research by a Massey University PhD candidate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also by patients and their families.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does social media depression in young people really exist?

The term 'Facebook depression' has been coined to explain the potentially negative impact of social media on young people. It describes the depressive symptoms which can occur when young people spend a great amount of time ...

Health

Can social media solve the US healthcare crisis?

The creation of a social media videoconferencing platform geared towards healthcare might pave the way for enhanced use of social media in the world of healthcare according to a study published this month in the International ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even brief abstinence from social media causes withdrawal symptoms

In many cases, just a seven-day break from social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp is sufficient to induce withdrawal symptoms like those caused by addictive substances. This is the conclusion of a study by Austrian ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does social media influence your physical activity levels?

As concerns are being raised about how social media influences young people's perceptions of their body image, sports scientists at Bangor University as asking whether and how social media affects our participation in physical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Watching others makes people overconfident in their own abilities

Watching YouTube videos, Instagram demos, and Facebook tutorials may make us feel as though we're acquiring all sorts of new skills but it probably won't make us experts, according to research published in Psychological Science, ...

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