Tag: Social Media Addiction

Social Media Addiction - Ales Zivkovic Psychotherapy and Counselling

Social Media Addiction

Social media addiction is a clear way of saying addiction comes in many forms. A substantial amount of social media usage today is obviously generated out of addiction related behaviour rather than rationally led. And that also comes across in therapy space. Even though internet addiction started gaining attention with the rise of online activity and even before the true birth of social platforms, there has obviously been a massive rise in addiction when this online activity got its fertile ground in social media platforms. Discussions have been raised that problematic internet use (PIU) should be categorised as  an official mental health condition.

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Social Media Depression

Social Media Depression

There was a number of research published in the attempted to identify the link between prevalence and incidence of depression and the use of social media. Whilst some evidence shows that there in fact is a positive correlation between the usage of social media and depression, the evidence is still inconclusive about whether depression is caused and induced by social media or whether social media usage increases during states of depression. Could we be talking about social media depression as a phenomenon?

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