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In a recent study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, researchers examined the impact of the growth in internet technology on psychological well-being and overall mental health. They found that the effect of the prolific growth of internet-based technologies on mental health worldwide has been inconsistent and minor.

The rapid growth in internet technologies in the past two decades has raised concerns about the impact on psychological well-being and mental health. Apprehensions also exist about the widespread popularity of internet-enabled technologies such as social media, smartphones, and online games among adolescents and their harmful effects on their mental health. The initial response of some governments to such concerns was to regulate the access of specific age groups to these technologies.

However, subsequent studies involving methodologies such as meta-analyses and longitudinal observations have challenged the initial views that widespread internet technologies have been harmful to the psychological well-being of users. Early studies also lacked methods for accurate measurements of internet technology engagement as well as robust sampling.

A recent study challenges common perceptions regarding the internet’s impact on mental health, prompting a reevaluation of its role in shaping well-being. This article explores the study’s findings, questioning prevailing assumptions about the internet’s influence on mental health.

Contrary to widespread beliefs, the study suggests that the relationship between internet use and mental health is nuanced, and the internet may not universally exacerbate mental health issues. By scrutinizing prevailing notions, the research encourages a more comprehensive understanding of the internet’s multifaceted effects on mental well-being.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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