No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression

Our findings strongly suggest that limiting social media use to approximately 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being

Melissa G. Hunt; Rachel Marx; Courtney Lipson; Jordyn Young


Scholarcy highlights

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