While the Meta group is currently being flagged for its danger with a growing young audience, it’s TikTok’s turn to question the connection between social networking and mental illness.
tik tok Is she (partly) responsible for the nuisance of teens? In a new poll published by the edgeThe US media is reporting more and more cases of young users suffering from tics or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Since March 2020, some North American and British doctors in particular have reported The explosion of content associated with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. On the Chinese social network, videos that have been viewed more than 5 billion times have been shown to young users, stating that they suffer from this rare neurological condition.
So in upstate New York, several students from the same school suddenly found themselves experiencing similar orgasms. After ruling out the possibilities of physical ailments, the doctors finally came to the conclusion that the cause of this mysterious affliction was due to deep psychological distress. A diagnosis that echoes research led by German psychiatrist Kirsten Müller-Wahl, who earlier this year identified an expression of “Mass disease caused by social networks”.
TikTok will only help the annoyance
unlike Facebook and Instagram, accused of having a direct harmful effect on mental health Adolescents, his conclusions the edge About TikTok more accurate. If the Chinese social network seems to favor the emergence of tics among users, this will be more a result of “sign of disease” It relates to their anxiety rather than a real annoyance. Concretely, after nearly two years of global pandemic and confinement, teens are not at their best, ‘tics’ reportedly developed on social networks A simple way to express their suffering, already latent in this period of life.
In addition, University of Washington professor of social and cultural anthropology Rebecca Lister believes in a microphone the edge, and social networking though the possibility of it “exhausted” It may also appear as a solution to the problem. By delivering words to teens’ annoyances, and allowing them to express themselves about it, social platforms can also establish themselves as an important support for overcoming psychological distress. Obviously the best wayopen dialogue with trusted adults, And if necessary, with competent health professionals.
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