- A new study published in Psychological Medicine suggests that a nuanced approach may be needed to understand how types of screen-time activities affect adolescents.
- Regular video game use was linked to a lower risk of depressive symptoms among boys but not girls.
- On the other hand, frequent social media use was linked to a higher risk of depressive symptoms among girls but not boys.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many children and teenagers have been spending long hours on computers and other electronic devices.
School closures have pushed classes online, while public health restrictions have left adolescents with fewer recreational activities.
A new study published this month in Psychological Medicine suggests that a nuanced approach may be…