Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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Putting life on pause for the screen

We asked Hussain what trends she sees in clients as a mental health professional when it comes to extended social media use – particularly the long-term effects of scrolling for a long time, every day. While she noted some of her clients use social media for good – like for staying connected with friends or mental health accounts – she did add, “There are some that are finding themselves so entrenched in social media that they are unable to perform their daily tasks of staying focused with work, remaining present in their own life, consumed with the news and the political climate, and also truly comparing themselves to others. The comparison piece has been the most common, especially with my female population.”

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