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Depression Linked With More Internet Use
Someday your phone or laptop might truly be smart: It could diagnose your depression based on your Internet surfing patterns.
According to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, people suffering from depression tend to spend more time chatting and sharing files with others.
Two hundred and sixteen undergraduate students were monitored over a month’s time for actual Internet use. Higher scores on depression surveys — which were given at the beginning of the study — correlated with higher use. About 30 percent of the students met the minimum criteria for depression.