Research: Multiple media use tied to depression, anxiety

Media Use Multitasking Linked to Depression and Anxiety

Using multiple forms of media at the same time – such as playing a computer game while watching TV – is linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression, scientists have found for the first time.

“We don’t know whether the media multitasking is causing symptoms of depression and social anxiety, or if it’s that people who are depressed and anxious are turning to media multitasking as a form of distraction from their problems." - Becker

Tags: digital media, depression, anxiety, multitasking

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