Facebook depression link
‘‘ FACEBOOK depression’’ has been identified as another potential problem linked with teens who obsess over the online social media website.
R e s e a r c h e r s d i s a g r e e o n whether it’s simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site.
But American paediatrician Dr Gwenn O’Keeffe said there w e r e u n i q u e a s p e c t s o f Facebook that could make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor selfesteem.
‘‘ With in-your-face friends’ tallies, status updates and photos of happy-looking people having great times, Facebook pages can make some kids feel even worse if they think they don’t measure up,’’ he said.