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Social Media, Internet and Mental Health

Many recent research data confirms the connection between internet/social media addiction to mental health issues.

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There are several factors that contribute to this global problem.

Examples are:

  • Hyper-stimulation of our mind & senses through the constant bombardment of images and videos.
  • People creating a false image about themselves through likes, followers etc. It feeds our false ego and false prestige.
  • When there is no external artificial recognition from social media, it leads to questioning of self-worth in individuals.
  • Lack of external stimulus causes Dopamine and other neurotransmitters withdrawal in the Brain and eventually leads to anxiety, stress and depression.

It’s important to remember that our Mind is a best friend and worst enemy. Social Media & Internet are mere tools for communication.

Have a Mindful day!

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