<unlike-us> Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media | Society | The Guardian

José María Mateos chema at rinzewind.org
Fri Jan 4 06:37:33 CET 2019


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/04/depression-in-girls-linked-to-higher-use-of-social-media


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Girls’ much-higher rate of depression than boys is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, and online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, new research reveals.

As many as three-quarters of 14-year-old girls who suffer from depression also have low self-esteem, are unhappy with how they look and sleep for seven hours or less each night, the study found.

“Girls, it seems, are struggling with these aspects of their lives more than boys, in some cases considerably so,” said Prof Yvonne Kelly, from University College London, who led the team behind the findings.
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