Severe depression have increased among young Americans in the last decade, significantly without the need to observe in older adults, a similar increase was. This may be due to the increasing use of digital media, researchers believe.
The number of young adults under the age of 26, suffering from severe mental health problems, increased between 2008 and 2017 to 71 percent. The proportion of young people with thoughts of suicide or try to increased in the same period by 47 percent. In the case of older people, no increase of depression or mental disorders, however, was, and in the case of persons over the age of 65, it was even noted a slight decline. The experts of the American Psychological Association report in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University is of the opinion that this increase is partly due to the increased use of digital media. They have changed social interactions are sufficiently strong to be able to psychological influences. She pointed out that young people sleep less than they used to. To the issue counter, phones, or Tablets into the bedroom to take and you will be issued an hour before going to bed. For the study, the researchers survey results of the year 2005 were analysed by 2017, from nearly 400,000 adults, and more than 200,000 young people between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age.