Addiction in healthcare K: “I was assaulted by an intoxicated female. She punched me and ruptured two discs in my back. I lost my whole self. I could no longer take the CPR course required. I lost my income which was supporting myself and my 3 children. I needed the narcotics not only to dull…
Published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, the most recent study linking poor mental health conditions to social media use has added even more evidence to back up the theory. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania intentionally designed their experiment to be more comprehensive than previous studies on the topic. Rather than relying on short-term lab data or self-reported questionnaires, they recruited 143 undergraduate students to share screenshots of their Phone battery screens over a week to collect data on how much they were using social media apps including Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Earlier this year I felt it was important to Put The Phone Down….
With increasing scientific evidence you need to put the phone away.
Unless you want a self-imposed endless cycle of depression and misery.
There’s always Wellbutrin.
And keep your hands where I can see them.
Use of computer games was found to be negatively related to all personality and mental health variables: self-esteem, extraversion, narcissism, life satisfaction, social support and resilience.
The use of platforms that focus more on written interaction (Twitter, Tumblr) was linked to depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms.
In contrast, Instagram use, which focuses more on photo-sharing, was linked to positive mental health variables.
Go here for a link to the actual German study.
Seriously, put the damn phone down.
A 2013 report by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that emergency room visits related to nonmedical use of prescription stimulants among adults 18 to 34 tripled from 2005 to 2011, to almost 23,000.
“It is necessary — necessary for survival of the best and the smartest and highest-achieving people.”