With the recent use of social media, we see a lot of pictures of ideal girls, and this reflects negatively on the viewing woman, so how social media affects mental health ?
A new study warns that women’s use of social media such as Facebook and Instagram for only one hour
may reduce their self-confidence significantly and social media also affects mental health.
The study indicates that this is due to the questioning of these women
about their appearance compared to the pictures of girls on the Internet
Which increases the psychological pressure on them, and they start resorting to solution
that help them lose weight and tan or buy a lot of clothes, for example.
To reach this result, the study targeted 100 women!
and asked them to determine the number of hours they spend using Facebook and Instagram.
The researcher in the study, Dr. Martin Graff, explained many years ago that the ideal woman’s image is the weak one
and now this image has been strengthened after the use of social media.
Not only that, but women are comparing themselves to their girlfriends’ pictures on social media
despite using the features of changing the colors and shapes of pictures available on the Internet.
The researchers confirm that the time that women spend using these sites also affects the reinforcement of this negative feeling for them
Therefore the use of social media for at least an hour may cause an increased risk of depression in these women.