Depression in adolescents and young adults is rising: Are phones and social media to blame?

Teens and college-age adults face pressures that past generations never did.

Spiraling college tuition leaves crippling student loan debt. Active-shooter drills in schools warn students of a real and persistent threat. And political division, the culture wars and climate change remind young Americans of the fragility of the world they are inheriting.

But some experts are debating whether another phenomenon – smartphones, tablet computers and social media – is responsible for the rising rates of depression among children and young adults.

Read more… (USAToday)

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