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Mood and Media: Does Social Media Cause Depression?

When was the last time you used social media?  When you woke up this morning? Waiting in line at the coffee shop? Right now?  The point is social media is a big part of our day-to-day routine.  Updates on events, relationships and even meals you’ve eaten- in today’s society, it’s not uncommon to share what you’re up to.  But this constant sharing (and sometimes over sharing) has been linked to an increase in the symptoms of depression and overall lower mood, making us reconsider our scrolling habits.


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Concussions and Their Link to Depression

A football player being tackled, a solider impacted by an explosive device, a person in a car accident, or even a child falling from playground equipment- as humans our brains are susceptible to injury- particularly concussions.  But because brain injuries are complicated and you don’t normally see outward signs of a concussion, like bleeding or a bruise, they often go untreated- but that’s a risky mistake.  In recent studies a link has been drawn between concussions and depression- leaving the person suffering long after the initial trauma occurred.