Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Logging onto Facebook can make you feel happier


Facebook could be used to treat depression as 90% of users log on to the social networking site to remember happier times, experts have said.
According to the research by University of Portsmouth, nostalgic photos and even old comments are used to "self-soothe".
Scientists already know that reminiscent therapy is helpful for older people with memory loss.
Now the University wants to do a bigger study to confirm its findings, which could suggest Facebook can help treat mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, the Daily Mirror reports.

Source url : http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report_how-logging-on-to-facebook-can-make-you-feel-less-depressed_1813026