Your Facebook Profile Could Determine Mental Illness

A new study from the University of Missouri reports that the regularity and content of Facebook posts could be an insight into your psychological state and possible mental health issues. The researchers studied more than 200 college students, measuring their levels of extroversion and support of strange beliefs, and then asked them to print out their Facebook activity with the option to omit portions of it. The researchers gained information into their psychological state by what the students chose to conceal. Students who showed signs of social anhedonia, a condition where a person experiences less pleasure from communicating with others, tended to post fewer photos, communicate less frequently on Facebook, and have fewer Facebook friends.


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