Article: Comparing Facebook Users and Facebook Non-Users: Relationship between Personality Traits and Mental Health Variables – An Exploratory Study

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Article link:  Comparing Facebook Users and Facebook non users exploratory study article

So we start this new year focusing on mental health!  I have been feeling rather mentally healthy myself, thanks to meditation and going out into nature, but whatever brings you happiness is what matters.  I found this article really interesting because I’ve been hearing a lot lately about how social media sites’ use and user’s depression increased levels are highly correlated.  I personally think that social media has burdened our face-to-face interactions as a tech-savvy generation, and that depression and anxiety have gone up.  I say this because it happened to me when I lived in Australia and social media was my main social outlet to feel connected to others, which did not make me happy, and did increase my depression.  I have also talked to other people that no longer use, or use Facebook less-often, due to its depressing effects.  In any case, this article finds some correlation to SNS’s (social networking sites) use and a higher prevalence of depression, but it also details the inconsistencies across studies in relation to this very topic.  I encourage you to read the article to get a broader perspective on an issue affecting a lot of people.

I am also uploading 2 mental health handouts that you can do at home to semi-determine if you have a potential neurotransmitter imbalance. Any neurotransmitter imbalance can have a huge effect on one’s quality of life on a daily basis, including the ability to coup with daily stresses, have a sense of general happiness/life satisfaction, and so, so much more.

Neurotransmitter deficiency quiz handout #1

UltraMindCompanionGuide handout #2

Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

**I do not condone or suggest you treat yourself using supplementation or self-medicate to help combat symptoms of depression, anxiety or neurotransmitter imbalances.  If you take these quizzes and feel an imbalance is present, please take your results to a health care professional and they will be able to help you to the best of their ability.

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Facebook and people picture: http://www.newsweek.com/facebook-legacy-death-306344, © 2017 NEWSWEEK LLC

Article:  Brailovskaia, J, & Margraf, J 2016, ‘Comparing Facebook Users and Facebook Non-Users: Relationship between Personality Traits and Mental Health Variables – An Exploratory Study’, Plos ONE, 11, 12, pp. 1-17, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 13 January 2017.

Handout #1:  © 2008 Path Medical, www.pathmed.com

Handout#2: The UltraMind Solution Companion Guide By Mark Hyman, M.D. , © 2009 UltraWellness, LLC