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Teens’ Social Media Use Does Not Predict Later Depression

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 — Social media use does not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates, according to a study recently published in Clinical Psychological Science. Taylor Heffer, from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues studied associations between social media use and depressive symptoms over time among 594 adolescents […]

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Slower Gait Speed, Shorter Step Length Tied to Later Depression

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Older people who develop depression have significantly slower gait speed and shorter step length several years before diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Robert Briggs, MB.B.Ch., from Trinity College Dublin, and colleagues used the GAITRite system to assess spatiotemporal […]