Social media depression is a chronic mental health issue that affects people of all ages and walks of life.
The diagnosis is made when people cannot cope with the stress of being constantly on the move, or when their social interactions become disconnected from their actual lives.
It is an issue that can affect people of many different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, and affects women and girls particularly.
The issue has been on the rise in recent years, and is affecting young people and women more so than men.
Social media can be an invaluable resource for many young people, but not everyone is equipped to use it properly, said Dr Sarah Pinto, a psychiatrist with the National Mental Health Council.
She told Al Jazeera that it is important that people are educated about the issues of depression and that social media should be used responsibly.
“I think social media can help and should be utilised responsibly, but the reality is that it can be a very powerful tool for people who have the capacity to use social media, for example young people who may have been isolated,” she said.
In order to effectively treat people who are depressed, it is crucial that they understand the severity of the illness, she said, adding that this can often be hard to do in a society that is largely based on social media.
The problem with social media Pinto said that social networks can often become a source of distraction for people and that they are often not used in the right ways.
“Social media can become a place where people can do things that are really destructive, like sharing bad images, for instance.
And it can lead to people not being aware of how much time they are spending online and how much they are actually doing in their daily lives,” she added.
“We should educate people about the risks of using social media in order to understand that it could be really damaging.”
What is depression?
Depression is an illness that affects one’s mental health in many different ways, according to the American Psychiatric Association.
It can cause feelings of worthlessness, loneliness, depression and loss of interest in normal activities.
According to the US National Institute of Mental Health, a major depressive episode can last for up to one year.
The most common signs of depression include: feeling worthless or unworthy of any form of praise or admiration