Time spent on gadgets increases the risk of depression in teens

A new study says that the time spent by teenagers on computers, mobile phones or tablets increases the symptoms of depression and suicide in them.

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Researchers found that teens who increasingly spent more time with electronic devices and less time on other activities had more chances of developing mental health problems.

For the study, the team involved data of more than 500,000 U.S. teens and also looked at data suicide statistics.

Around 48% of teens who spent five or more hours on gadgets reported at least one suicide attempt, compared to teens who spent less than an hour a day on devices.

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