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Facebook Anxiety Disorder

Social media has changed the way people interact. We can now remain in constant contact with hundreds of so-called friends, even ones we rarely see in person. Social anxiety is an anxiety problem where a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Is there a role for social media in perpetuating anxiety through feelings of disconnection and loneliness?  So how might social media be involved? Loneliness in the young is largely a …

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Millenials of Instragram

Facebook commissioned a survey of people aged between 13 to 24 years living in 7 different countries which are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, and the USA The results were very interesting. Yes, it seems that teens and young adults are fleeing Facebook, but only to go on Instagram Why? The main reason is that people now want visuals and not text. They want nice pictures that illustrate the philosophy of a brand and not an ad. They …

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PASSING THE SCREEN TEST

Psychologists have helped people dealing with some serious addictions such as smoking and drinking over the years. Be aware of how your devices affect you and take steps that help you regain control. Now they are making us ask ourselves if we are obsessed with our screens and digital devices. How would you fare/answer or react when you face these questions? Are you addicted? Addiction doesn’t have to be of any particular substance such as …

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The Downside of Being High Tech

Technology has become a mandatory part of our lifestyle in the day-to-day schedule. We are so much ingrained in technology that we cannot imagine our life without it. It is pretty difficult for us even to remember how the world was like before it While we owe a debt of gratitude to the brilliant minds who have gifted us the innovations to simplify our lives digitally, it can also be a cause of distress. Here …

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Break the Addiction but Keep the Connection

Do you find it difficult to concentrate on a simple thing or find it almost impossible to sit quietly on a train, in a bar or even while watching TV without checking your phone? Do you spend hours in a day on gaming? Do you suffer from Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) if you don’t check social media every few minutes? These are all signs of a highly digital or a tech addiction, a fast …

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