Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Teenage internet 'addicts' at higher risk of depression

Teenagers who are compulsive internet users are more likely to be depressed. Researchers from the School of Medicine in Sydney and Sun-Yat-Sen University in China studied over 1,000 teenagers - who had an average age of 15 - and asked them about their internet use. They found that 6% of the sample felt depressed, moody and anxious when they were not on the internet. Nine months later the teenagers were examined again for signs of anxiety and depression; the 'pathological' internet users were two-and-a-half times more likely to show signs of depression.

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