Facebook not that bad, can kill depression in adults

If you use a social networking site like Facebook, you are 1.63 times more likely to avoid serious psychological distress such as depression and anxiety, find researchers.

Using social media apps like Facebook does have its own advantages and one such positive outcome is improving mental health among adults.

According to a Michigan State University study, using social media and the Internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety.

“Communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships and access health information, which could explain it,” said Keith Hampton, professor of media and information at the Michigan State University.

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