Social networking, like Facebook, a cause for depression?

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    M moshe posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:16:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    So much online interaction, and yet people are still lonely! What do you think?

    wasblind posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:21:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    Judgin' by that pic

    it looks to me that they prefer the internet over the ones theys are sittin' next too

    but then again, some say they still feel lonely in a crowded room, especially if they

    don't have anything in common

    M moshe posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:23:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    I have seen some very hurtful things said on Facebook- stuff that a polite person wouldn't say in person.

    James Brown posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:23:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    I think it takes a lot of things, a lot of work not to be depressed.

    One ingredient is to get up, get moving. An excessive amount of time on the puter then 4 to 6 hours

    in front of the boob tube could be the road to serious depression.

    Everybody has to work out their own slavation, translated in 21st century atheistic terms.

    Everyon is resonsible for their own happiness.

    In the past when I would feel excessively depressed I would google the solution.

    Here is one sight I found helpful.

    http://www.synthetichappiness.com/search/label/analysis

    Here is another one

    http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-feeling-depressed/

    James Brown posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:26:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    That is just a stock photo.

    We dont know if the people in that picture are depressed.

    For all we know they are in the break room of a university doing their college assignments.

    wasblind posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:28:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    I'm depressed wit out my internet and boob tube

    I have to have my daily dose of debauchery

    James Brown posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:38:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    Everything but that.

    I've never been able to get enough of that.

    M moshe posted Mon, 14 May 2012 15:39:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    a recent study--

    "Do you have tons of Facebook friends and often update your status? If so, you may be a narcissist, a new study suggests.

    Research from Western Illinois University showed a link between the number of Facebook friends you have and how active you are on the site to the likelihood of being a "socially disruptive" narcissist.

    The study - which was recently published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences - was conducted among 300 participants, who took a Narcissistic Personality Inventory questionnaire.

    Those with more Facebook friends, who tagged themselves in photos and updated their status throughout the day were more likely to have narcissistic traits.

    "People who have a heightened need to feel good about themselves will often turn to Facebook as a way to do so," study author Chris Carpenter from Western Illinois University told Mashable.

    "Facebook gives those with narcissistic tendencies the opportunity to exploit the site to get the feedback they need and become the center of attention."

    http://mashable.com/2012/03/19/facebook-narcissism-2/

    TOTH posted Mon, 14 May 2012 16:33:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    I find that certain downer-type people tend to lower my mood when they post weird and depressing stuff on facebook. They NEVER post any of the up-type things in their lives, just the o poor me stuff. THAT'S depressing.

    falseprophet posted Mon, 14 May 2012 16:48:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    I've seen people who would rather talk to people on their phones/FaceBook/MSN than talk to the people they are with.

    Then, they complain when no one goes around to see them and they also don't get invited anywhere!

    M moshe posted Mon, 14 May 2012 16:48:00 GMT(5/14/2012)

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    just the o poor me stuff. THAT'S depressing.

    we get those every week here- and do they accept good advice? No, they just want an excuse to justify poor decisions and poor character. My second wife was bipolar- I asked her during the divorce, if she would every marry someone who was bipolar - no way! Then she would have to share the stage with another mentally needy person!

    maccauk11 posted Tue, 15 May 2012 15:54:00 GMT(5/15/2012)

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    Its not Facebook its people living in delusion this starts form the brainwashing from the tv. The reality we perceive is a delusion. Wake up search for God humble yourself and follow Jesus

    F Snoozy posted Tue, 15 May 2012 18:17:00 GMT(5/15/2012)

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    http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/medical/225725/1/Depression

    Quote from article:

    Spending too much time in chat rooms and on social-networking sites? A number of studies now suggest that this can be associated with depression, particularly in teens and preteens. Internet addicts may struggle with real-life human interaction and a lack of companionship, and they may have an unrealistic view of the world. Some experts even call it "Facebook depression."

    In a 2010 study, researchers found that about 1.2% of people ages 16 to 51 spent an inordinate amount of time online, and that they had a higher rate of moderate to severe depression. However, the researchers noted that it is not clear if Internet overuse leads to depression or if depressed people are more likely to use the Internet. (end of quote)

    M moshe posted Tue, 15 May 2012 18:29:00 GMT(5/15/2012)

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    Sometimes, it seems like this website is a cause for depression, too. So many people drop in, who are determined to shoot themselves in the foot, rather than walk out of the KH and accept the freedom to live a genuine life that is truly the one they were born to live in.

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