Is Technology Making You Anxious?
A new epidemic is sweeping the country —
and it's being fueled by social media.
Websites like Instagram and Facebook are
causing users serious stress, resulting in a spike in anxiety and psychological
disorders. This new type of 21st-century illness often impacts teenagers and
young adults who use online platforms several times a day.
Research shows that excessive social media
image could result in poor body image and feelings of insecurity. So, what's
The Link Between
Social Media and StressSeveral studies have looked at the link between social media and stress.
One study looked at how Facebook could
cause depressive symptoms in some users . Perhaps this is because of peer
pressure. Some young adults post every aspect of their life online, leaving
their friends to play "catch-up." What's more, Photoshopped images on
social networks like Instagram and Twitter can result in young adults feeling
All this may spill over into an even more
dangerous territory, with some social media usage resulting in eating disorders
and mental health conditions.
What Can Be
Done?There are a number of ways young adults can curb their social media usage.
Restricting the amount of time they spend
on websites like Pinterest and YouTube might solve the problem. In addition,
there are various coping mechanisms that help people deal with conditions like
stress and anxiety.
Healthcare experts recommend healthy
eating and working out as a way to banish the blues . This is because
regular exercise releases endorphins, also known as the body's feel-good
chemicals. This can help regulate mood and assist social media users with
Concerns and 21st-Century Illnesses The rise of digital media has benefited people and businesses around the world.
However, there are a number of drawbacks associated with this recent
technology. Some people who frequent websites like Twitter and Facebook might
be exposed to cyberbullies, who torment them on these sites. Again, this can
have a significant effect on the mental health of some young adults and result
in feelings of depression and anxiety. Healthcare experts recommend that people
should report cyberbullies.
ConclusionThere is a raft of stressors that are unique to the 21st century. These include
the rise of social media sites, which can sometimes cause people to feel
anxious, especially if they are exposed to cyber bullies.
It's not all doom and gloom however, social
media provides users with a plethora of benefits. People can communicate with
friends and family around the world, make new connections and keep their
contacts updated with life events.
in moderation – including social media,
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