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Facebook use leads to depression? No, says study

Facebook use leads to depression?  No, says study | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites.

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The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students

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A recent study correlates frequent Internet usage with depression. The study also showed specific web habits correlates with being depressed.

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Stewart-Marshall's comment, June 24, 2012 5:23 PM
Thanks Ken - and I seem to have so many of these internet indicators - switching, late night, early morning - but I think I'm okay :-) So I guess they are merely "indicators" - not perfect predictors.
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Women Who Suffer from Infertility More Likely to Become Alcoholics, Study Says

Women Who Suffer from Infertility More Likely to Become Alcoholics, Study Says | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
A new study hints at the devastating psychological effects of infertility: Women who want to become mothers, but are unable to bear children, are more than twice as likely to end up hospitalized for alcoholism.

 

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Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression

Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt -- even after their symptoms have subsided.

University of Manchester researchers found that the brain scans of people with a history of depression differed in the regions associated with guilt and knowledge of socially acceptable behaviour from individuals who never get depressed.


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