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A Match Made In Heaven – Mental Health and Social Media

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Mental health issues are increasing gradually. The psychology of individuals not only affects their personality and daily life activities. But it has an impact on society and the community as well. Furthermore, the mental state of an individual represents the impact of the surroundings on an individual’s life. The types of hardships individuals face in their life depict their mental health. Furthermore, social media also has its contribution to the health of the brain. 

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The health of the mind or psychology of individuals alters according to their hormonal, physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. Furthermore, more research can confirm the association between mental health and social media. Moreover, new studies give hope to diagnose mental health issues by monitoring the activities of individuals on social media.

Furthermore, the bidirectional relation between depressive disorders and sleep has been well-documented. Depression, bipolar disorder, split personality, mood alterations, and behavioral changes are the most common psychological issues. 

Moreover, if individuals do not care about their psychological health, the psychological issues worsen. Critical psychological problems lead to suicidal thoughts and increase the death rate in patients with mental disorders.

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The diet you take affects the health of your mind. Furthermore, your daily life activities affect your psychology. What you read, listen, and watch becomes a part of your memory and somehow affects your perspective. Thus, social media silently imprints its effect on your mental health. 

Social Media – A Platform for The Mind 

Any digital tool that allows users to create and share content with the public quickly is social media. This type of media encompasses a wide range of websites and apps. Furthermore, social media provides the means to learn from, connect with people, and share information.

Moreover, you can use social media as a creative outlet. Through social media, you can earn business by marketing on social networking sites. However, in some cases, social media leads to comparisons in relationships, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. 

The various social networking provides different functions and methods of connecting with other people. Furthermore, Twitter enables you to express your thoughts in words. Meanwhile, Instagram and TikTok provide means to share pictures, videos and send messages. 

Furthermore, on social media, everyone has freedom of speech. Moreover, this media is both broad and relatively uncensored. However, it has its advantages and disadvantages side by side. Social media can be healthy and unhealthy for mental health. The impact on an individual’s health of social media depends upon the activities an individual performs or sees on it.  

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Social Media And Depression

A new research analysis was made by monitoring 9479 people in total. Furthermore, 688 out of these people were diagnosed with clinical depression. In this study, researchers noticed the timing and content of their tweets. The pattern, subject, and timing of Tweets may help to diagnose people with depression and mental health issues.

According to the research, depressed people share more about themselves on social media. Furthermore, they are more active on social media between 7 p.m. and midnight. However, they are least active from 3 to 6 a.m. the subject or content involves self-reflection and rumination.

People with depression are mostly online after dinner and before breakfast. Depressed people while seeing others doing better than them, they become sad, angry, or frustrated. Furthermore, the feeling of hatred and jealousy becomes a part of their personality. They become disappointed with their life. Thus, it results in an increase in the crime rate in society. 

Furthermore, individuals become selfish and spread negativity. However, some depressed people become more sensitive to everything. It also shows the emotional instability of a depressed person. People with mental health issues also exhibit these behaviors.

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Sophia Oliver

The author is a nutrition and dietician graduate who works as a health freelance content writer and as well as a copy editor. Along with other novels, Sophia has also published about many health-related technologies, advancements, and physical fitness. Being an all-rounder makes her stand out in the line.

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