Blogs and Sharings

 

1. The Possible effects of Social Media to Anxiety and Depression.

Social Media for one, has positive and negative effects in our lives especially to the millennials. Modern technology and social media have great influences in forming their identities. The connection between social media and symptoms of Depression is still controversial and remains to be proven because even in the old days, cases of Depression were also documented.

When anxiety from various triggers is present, the capacity for self-reflection or self awareness is weakened because soc-med (as we call it) shapes how they perceive things and themselves. They sometimes lead their lives conforming to what they observe in social sites which make them lose their own identity and the family values inculcated in them. Self-promotion may also present a negative demeanor like narcissism which may result to low self-esteem associated to symptoms of Depression. Low-mood, low self-esteem and negative feed backs from soc-med posts are perfect ingredients to intensify the feelings of sadness present in the onset of Depression. “Likes and shares” were often relative to receiving support to one’s posts and expressions of personal issues. People tend to become so invested in expecting to pick-up number of “Likes” which make them feel better but at the same time, they feel dejected when they fail to collect “Like” clicks on their posts. Generally, our sense of purpose has recently become subjective to social media responses.

What’s your take regarding this issue?

 

 2. How does Depression affect your life?

When Depression strikes, there will be a huge deal of change in your outlook towards life which you can barely perceive. Normally, it is your family, co-workers and constant friends who notice the changes happening to you. Primarily, it will affect both your mind and body manifested by aches and pains, especially headache. It will be difficult for you to keep yourself tidy as well as your surroundings which can make you feel more miserable. It has great impact on your health; it increases your risk for heart problem or infectious disease – because it affects your immune system. It will also cause you sexual dysfunction or poor nutrition – either you lost your appetite or crave for comfort food which can lead you to weight gain. It will affect your coping skills, problem solving and a hard time in decision making because you will easily get distracted and you can be messed up. You will have disturbing behavior which can affect your interpersonal relationships. You will be derailed from your usual productive routine because Depression will slow you down and won’t let you get things done. It will make you tired because your mind keeps you awake and will never let you sleep and so forth.
Depression is not a one-time big thing. It’s an accumulation of mixed ups, which can distress your daily living and eventually will make your life miserable. This is the reason why Depression should not be left untreated because the situation can get even worse and out of control.

 

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