15 Apr '11, 3pm

Beware of \'Facebook Depression\':

Beware of \'Facebook Depression\':

Time recently pondered whether "Pediatricians Should Discuss 'Facebook Depression' with Kids ." Young people shouldn't be surprised, apparently, if the subject of Facebook comes up at their next physical. The idea of "Facebook depression," which appears to be the idea that some socially isolated young people get depressed after extensive contact with social media, has become so widespread that The American Academy for Pediatrics (AAP) released guidelines that urge parents to ask more social media-related questions in order to assess the mental and emotional health of young people. You might be wondering, how could Facebook be the source of a public health dilemma? Gwenn O'Keeffe, co-author of the report that lead to AAP's new guidelines and a pediatrician outside Boston, maintains that the digital world that young people now live in is one of the primary outlets that influ...

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