Screen link to ill­ness

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

TEENS who spend hours on their smart­phones and elec­tronic de­vices every day face a greater risk of de­pres­sion.

Just five hours in front of a screen raises their risk by 71 per cent, ac­cord­ing to a study.

By far, the most vul­ner­a­ble are girls, who are 14 per cent more likely to be­come de­pressed if they use so­cial me­dia daily.

Re­searchers be­lieve that judg­ment from oth­ers and the pres­sure to get “likes” may be to blame.

Stud­ies also showed that boys were more likely to use their de­vices for gam­ing.

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