Selfie Culture Increases the Number of Young Women with Mental Health Issues

A recent research from the United Kingdom finds that a selfie culture is responsible for the increasing number of young women with mental health issues and self-harm.selfie culture

The National Health Service report says that more than a quarter of women in the UK aged 16-24 have symptoms of common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The statistics showed that 26% of women aged between 16 and 24 reported symptoms of common mental health problems rose from 21%, the number received from the study executed in 2007.

Sally McManus from the National Centre for Social Research, the lead author of the study, says: “This is the first cohort to come of age in social media ubiquity. This is the context they are coming into and it warrants further investigation.”

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