The Internet and Depression, Loneliness, and low Self-Esteem (7/7)

The authors of this study wanted to prove other researcher’s wrong by showing that online communication was good for loneliness, depression and social support. They succeeded in their study, as their participants’ mental health improved after several weeks of chatting online anonymously with other people. However, the authors note that there was not a control group in their study, and it is possible that external factors influenced the improvements of their participants.

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