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Women get the short straw in depression again

2 weeks for £1 Jan 04, 2019

The Guardian newspaper today published an article showing that:-

Girls’ much-higher rate of depression than boys is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, and online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, new research reveals.

As many as three-quarters of 14-year-old girls who suffer from depression also have low self-esteem, are unhappy with how they look and sleep for seven hours or less each night, the study found.



This is not a surprise to me. The research has always shown that women have much higher levels of depression than men. There has never been a definitive explanation as to why this is, but it existed before social media was in our lives and it will probably persist. It is made news by the inclusion of the correlation with social media use. What is of more interest to me and what ought to be of more interest to you, is what to do about it. If you find yourself to be one of those who suffer from...

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