Scientists have explained why social networks can cause neurosis in adolescents
Researchers from the University of Montreal, together with the staff of the Saint Justine University Medical Center, which are located in Canada, have been studying the impact of social networks on the psyche of adolescents for several years.
Academics carefully observed the behavior of more than four thousand children, whose age ranged from 12 to 16 years.
The subjects were supposed to describe how much time they spend watching TV, monitoring social networks, various video games, as well as using the computer as a whole.
After that, scientists recorded MRI impulses in the brain, and also carried out various tests that determined the mental state of the child.
As a result, it was found that watching social networks and television shows is directly related to the development of chronic depression.
Moreover, the more time children spent on social networks and television, the more serious the symptoms of mental disorder became, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics.