There is a higher risk of depression in teenage girls with regular social media use
Social media use doubles the risk of depression in girls - interesting science news
At 14 years of age, girls are twice more likely to show signs of depression compared to boys. Researchers have found out that at this age, girls are heavy social media users with on an average 3 hours more use per day as compared to boys.

They speculate that the underlying reasons for this could be that 40% of the girls experienced online bullying and sleep disturbances while this number was around 25% for boys.

This could be linked to poor sleep, poor body image and low self esteem issues increasing the risk of depression.

Read the full story: UCL
Scientific publication: EClinicalMedicine