Charles, S. (2019, March 14). Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds. Retrieved March 20, 2019.

The prevalence of major depression symptoms among adolescents ages 12 to 17 during the previous year rose by 52% between 2005 and 2017, according to a study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Lead author Jean Twenge said that greater social media use and reduced sleep may account for the increase in mental health issues.

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