Online all the time bad for mental health, study finds

    Online all the time is how many people live their lives these days – especially young people. Mental health experts are worried that the constant use of interactive technologies is detrimental to sleep, well-being and mental health.

    In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss new research on this topic.

    The study was done at the University of Gothenburg, where researchers evaluated questionnaires from over 4,000 heavy technology users.

    “Regularly using a computer late at night is associated not only with sleep disorders but also with stress and depressive symptoms in both men and women,” said researcher Sarah Thomée.

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