Being Jealous Of Facebook Friends ‘Leads To Depression

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Surprised? Being jealous of facebook friends leads to depression, researchers claim. Most people log on to Facebook to see what friends are doing, only to feel envy at someone’s great new job, another person’s happy relationship or our former classmate’s big new house. Though it may seem harmless,researchers say it could be damaging to our health.

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Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found that the social network can lead to depression, especially amongst those who use Facebook to size other people’s lives up against their own. Though it has it’s advantages like chatting up old friends and staying in touch, if used to size up ones accomplishments, it can cause damage ..Professor Margaret Duffy,said..

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‘If it is used as a way to size up one’s own accomplishments against others, it can have a negative effect,’ ‘If Facebook is used to see how well an acquaintance is doing financially or…

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