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Research disputes link between social media use and depression

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jul 11, 2012

According to an article on the Daily Mail, new research from the University of Wisconsin suggests there is no link between social media use and the likelihood of depression.

Students of Wisconsin-Madison, ages 18 to 23, were surveyed about their use of Facebook over a week. They also completed a survey that screens for signs of clinical depression.

The findings concluded that students who spent the most time on Facebook were no more likely to be depressed than those who spent just a few minutes a day on the site.

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