Social Notworking: Is Generation Smartphone Really More Prone to Unhappiness? – Scientific American

Read article - Quotes Kelly Aschbrenner, assistant professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a new study that closely correlates mobile device use with depression and suicide. Aschbrenner, who was not involved in the study, says that the research did not delve into exactly what people might have been doing when they were using their devices. The researchers "only ask how often they're using social media or devices. We don't know that people are scrolling through social media and viewing content that’s upsetting them, or interacting with others in a way that makes them feel bad," says Aschbrenner.