Published 06/15/12

Depression and Internet use

In this New York Times "Gray Matter" article, researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology cite previous findings of Janet Morahan-Martin, professor of applied psychology, and Phyllis Schumacher, professor of mathematics: Frequent checking of e-mail may relate to high levels of anxiety, which correlates with depressive symptoms.

The research paper, "Loneliness and Social Uses of the Internet," was published by Morahan-Martin and Schumacher in 2003 in the summer issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

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