Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media
Girlsâ€™ 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.
The "higher rate" of depression between male and female has always been in evidence. The usual diagnosis is 'chemicals.'
Also note: Quote:- "Compared to men, women may have a stronger genetic predisposition to developing depression.
Compared to men, women are much more subjected to fluctuating hormone levels. This is especially the case around the time of childbirth and at the menopause, both of which are associated with an increased risk of developing depression." (psychologytoday.com)