Moderate use of Facebook makes people with autism happier

A new study says that people with autism who use Facebook moderately are found to be happier.

As people on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also experience depression occasionally, use of Facebook helps in reducing the signs of depression.

Social networking sites are a platform where people can interact without being seen physically. However, this is not true for all such sites. Researchers say this is not true for Twitter. They checked their study on Twitter, but the results were not commendable.

Face-to-face interactions are often more challenging for people with disabilities. Since, people with ASD do not have to come in contact with the other person physically, it makes them more confident.

50% of adults with ASD have a social anxiety disorder. For most of them, Facebook becomes a starting point for getting trained in increasing their confidence and conversational skills.

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