New research connecting the Internet and depression is a classic chicken versus egg conundrum. People who spend large amounts of time on the Internet are more likely to be depressed, according to a just-released British study. However, the researchers admit that it's unclear if the Internet addiction is causing the depression or if depressed people are somehow drawn to the Internet. "What is clear," say the study authors, "is that for a small subgroup of the population, excessive use of the Internet is a warning signal of depressive tendencies."
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