Title: Is the internet a sad, depressing world?

 

Author: Patrick Kierkegaard

 

Address: Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Nottingham, UK

 

Journal: Int. J. of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2008 Vol.1, No.4, pp.372 - 378

 

Abstract: While the internet has become part of the nation's critical infrastructure, its popularity has created a stir in the mental health community as clinicians are blaming the internet for causing depression and loneliness. The aim of this essay is to investigate the researches dealing with the linkage and assess whether the link between depression and internet use is a myth or a reality.

 

Keywords: internet; depression; paradox; mental health; world wide web; www; loneliness.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLSE.2008.018284

 

Available online 14 May 2008

 

 

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