Scrolling through your news feed is innocent at first, but once you start to feel that tinge of envy overwhelm you it’s time to log out! A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh found a strong link between social media use and depression.
Researchers found that levels of depression increased with the total amount of time young adults spent using social media.
The study goes on to say that a number of factors may be at play for causing depression levels to increase in social media addicts, one of the biggest being that seeing your friends do awesome things can feed into feelings of inadequacy.
Researchers say it’s only human to compare ourselves to other, but when it starts to erode our self-esteem it’s time for a reality check.