A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social media sites, ScienceBlog reports. The study, from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, suggests that it might be unnecessarily alarming to advise patients and parents on the risk of “Facebook depression” based solely on the amount of internet use. The results were published online July 10 in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a report on the effects of social media on...

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