Study: Social media and TV may worsen depression for teens

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(CNN) — According to a study published by the American Medical Association in Jama Pediatrics, spending too much time on social media and watching more T.V. have been linked to symptoms of depression in middle schoolers and high schoolers.

That’s the latest from a new study on kids in 7th grade up to 11th grade. It was done over four years and the results just came out Monday.
The study stated that for every additional hour kids spent on social media or watching T.V. their depression got worse.

It is not clear if screen time causes depression or if it is just a symptom, but experts say there is clearly some connection that is worth digging into.
In the meantime, experts say that moderation of time spent on social media is key.

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