Depression is an awful disease that can completely demoralize an individual’s self-confidence and worst, lead to suicide. Fortunately, depression is 100% curable and that is why many studies are dedicated each year to finding common causes and thus ways to prevent it.
Recently, for example, Reuters conducted a study of 7,200 teens. Each individual was asked questions about their Internet usage and health.
The results were interesting. In males, heavy users and non-users were both around one-third more likely to have a high depression score. Meanwhile, female heavy Internet users had an 86 percent greater chance of depression, and non-users had a 46 percent greater chance of showing signs of the disorder.
Researchers are not entirely sure about why heavy and non-use of the Internet is linked to depression, but some theories include social factors and predisposition to the disorder.
Do you find a direct connection between heavy Internet usage and depression or think that anyone can get depressed doing virtually anything?