Study Finds Social Media Turns Young Adults into Depressed Zombies

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This is the kind of stuff the government spends big money to study — how depressed social media makes young people.

Regardless, the National Institutes of Mental Health did find some interesting results in a recently completed study on the effects of social media on depression.

As we’ve all witnessed, you can’t go anywhere without seeing people buried in their phones as if they are literally merging with it (see video below). The trend is most noticeable with young adults; even the CEO of AMC Theaters is considering offering special auditoriums for millennials who can’t stop texting during movies because, “you can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone” as that would be like telling them “cut off your left arm above the elbow”.

However, according to the NIMH which surveyed 1,787 adults ages 19 to 32, there is a “strong and significant association between social media use and depression in a … sample of U.S. young adults.”

While everyone acts like they are “connecting” with each other because they hit a “like” button on a picture of their friend’s cat, the real truth is we are more disconnected than ever as a society and it is getting worse by the day. When virtual reality gets here, forget about it. We’ll all be living in the movie Surrogates with Bruce Willis or something.

So more and more young adults are spending more and more time on an online platform that knowingly causes major depression. Great. Society is socially engineering depressed zombies.

Meanwhile, the headline for this story just sounds like a good way for Big Pharma to rack up more antidepressant customers, no? It’s not like young adults are going to stop checking depressionbook every other two seconds just because research shows its literally giving them psychological problems.

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  • I can understand that since it depresses me (slightly) when people or websites hide behind social media instead of using an open access point like Disqus.

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  • Razedbywolvs

    The Onion covered this story in 2012

  • It is not Paranoia

    Smart phones for stupid people. Makes sense.

  • Ken, Megapolis

    Hi. I wish I had never got involved with Facebook and that is the honest truth.
    I also wish I had never bothered with drinking.
    However, just like an alcoholic avoids pot and near screams its evils, a person bitten badly by FB will never, I repeat NEVER investigate Twitter or any other network of false promises.
    Some life experiences SERVE you. Make the most of them.
    That and a little help from God.

    • Since everything that you ever type into Facebook will remain their property forever, there is no better time to give it up than now. Trying to find an alternative to social media addiction is like trying to switch from vodka to whisky because of the better taste, the poison remains the same. Since I finally figured out that I am a Christian atheist, God can’t help me. It is up to Jesus…

      • Ken, Megapolis

        LOL mate. I think I’d better type “Facebook is shit”. They can own that as much as they fooking like??

        • They’ll just add it to your dossier like they do everything you type into their “service.”

  • kirkpatrick

    Given a chance to be more egotistical and more obnoxious women will do it every time. Then, the men have to follow suit to get dates.

  • Ken, Megapolis

    FB also have a nasty habit of shutting down accounts. They ask you for your passport and if fake, you cannot provide it. That is after showing you profile pics of friends and asking you to name them correctly. Not easy if you add any old Tom, Dick and Harry LOL.
    However, before the ‘nuke’ I used said FB accounts to ‘authenticate’ myself on Disqus and sign up for loads of other services. The only reason I no longer log in is I forgot my password.
    I was a cat, dog, donkey, prince, pirate, president of a fictitious country, the works.
    I believe their fussiness and heavy handed policies lead to MORE rulebreaking not less.
    My current account is of a butterfly. I have been nuked 3 times this year so far and I self deleted 4 accounts that were just suffering from neglect and going no-where.
    OK I take the piss. But what about REAL friends who get (falsely) reported and must face the security check, fail, and are too scared to provide their passport due to the risk of identity theft?
    It happens.