Youth Check-Ups Could Include Facebook Questions from Doctor
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging pediatricians to incorporate questions about Facebook into routine doctor’s office check-ups for youth patients. By asking questions about the social networking site, the AAP is hoping to detect and ward off a newer subset of depression known as "Facebook depression". The "depression", usually seen in kids who have not yet adapted to the realities of the social networking community, can present classic symptoms of regular depression. Even general questions, such as "How many friends do you have on Facebook?", may provide depression researchers with a better understanding of social networking effects on younger users.
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