Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 conspiracy theories associated with depression

The Global COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by a significant minority of people expressing conspiratorial beliefs. Now a new study has shown that these beliefs may be harmful, especially to those who are prone to anxiety ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media use sheds light on dads' mental health

Deakin University researchers have mined Reddit posts and discovered that dads' posting behaviors in the period surrounding their child's birth can be a warning sign for depression. Their results were published in JMIR Pediatrics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sports, not screens: The key to happier, healthier children

Whether it's sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they're more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The perils of perfectionism

WA researchers aim to help teen girls feel better in their bodies with an online program targeting perfectionism, which has been linked to depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

Health

Scientists warn of misleading nutrition advice on TikTok

A growing body of research supports the Mediterranean diet as a healthy eating pattern that helps to prevent heart disease and other chronic health conditions. But a new study reveals that people browsing the popular social ...

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Social media

Social media is online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies. Social media is a shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content; it's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. Social media has become extremely popular because it allows people to connect in the online world to form relationships for personal, political and business use. Businesses also refer to social media as user-generated content (UGC) or consumer-generated media (CGM).

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