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Lockdown and depression: The role of social media

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Lockdown and depression: The role of social media

Lockdown has had serious social and personal repercussions.

People can not meet relatives and friends, they feel alone and that they are locked in their homes. However, this condition exacerbates even more patients with depression.

A nationwide survey by Focus Bari identified 92% of internet penetration among Greeks aged 16-74. Virtually all Greeks are now internet users, while the conditions of the pandemic triggered the already existing trend of development of digital life in everyday life: everyone is informed, entertained, entertained, communicated, but also shopping online.

As a natural consequence, seven out of ten Greeks say they have increased the time (and energy) they spend on social media since the start of the lockdown last March: Facebook has reached 75%, with three out of four Greeks having at least one profiles, followed by Youtube and Instagram at 62% and 55% respectively.

However, the increased time of exposure and interaction on social media is not always positive. According to the survey, two out of three Greeks love social media because it keeps them in touch with friends, with society and generally makes them feel connected to the “outside world”, as well as two out of five use social media to promote their job and / or offer their professional services.

Three out of five admit to spending more time on social media than they would like and often get carried away by it and neglect other activities they would like to do, such as reading, another hobby, sport, etc., while two in five say it every morning. to themselves that they will not be seduced by social, but they do not succeed.

Finally, one in three admits that social media often makes him / her feel even more lonely as some of his / her friends' posts make him / her feel depressed and especially the posts with photos from pre-pandemic times make them feel sad.

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Source: www.newsbomb.com.cy

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