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Submitted by moviewatcher 576d ago | opinion piece

Can Facebook Cure my Depression?

Planet Ivy: Sigmund Freud it ain’t, but a new study claims to show that Facebook can be good for your mental health. These aren’t the words of Mark Zuckerberg’s latest press release, but rather those of Dr Alice Good, whose study was brought to my attention by Yahoo News.

Dr Good claims that going over old posts and photos can have a “self-soothing” effect on your state of mind, lift bad moods and help treat mental health issues. Then again, science is a liar. Sometimes. (Facebook, Web)

loserboi  +   576d ago
It increases, I must say.
bytefeast  +   576d ago
True, but brings many social advantages though, events=going out=new people=happiness
moviewatcher  +   576d ago
Speaking from personal experience?
loserboi  +   576d ago
200% yes
appleandroid  +   576d ago
It's like you see people as this advanced, perfect avator of themselves, and it distorts reality
Speed-Racer  +   576d ago
You must be new to the Internet. Here, take this pamphlet and read up as much as possible.
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gorillabiscuits  +   576d ago
I think Facebook has outstayed its welcome, and soon people will stop trusting it. And no, it can't cure depression in any way..
appleandroid  +   576d ago
Facebook's stats are already on the way down, watch!
bytefeast  +   576d ago
You say that, but can you disconnect your account?.....thought not!
wishingW3L  +   576d ago
Facebook will not die. People want to be connected and facebook offers that connection that goes beyond just simply using a cellphone. You can almost literally see people's lives through it.

Social networks are here to stay until the world is destroyed. This is part of the global age and it will stay forever just like modernism. Everybody wants to be modern.
wishingW3L  +   576d ago
every time I enter Facebook I only get more depressed but I keep doing it to see if I can get used to it and not care. Or may be I'm just a masochist.
RE_L_MAYER  +   576d ago
Facenuke gives you more depression and not cures it
Imagine just sitting reading all of peoples problems they talk about and sometimes its better not to go there
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thebudgetgamer  +   575d ago
It adds more for me when I see all my friends getting married and having families.

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