When perceptions defy reality: The relationships between depression and actual and perceived Facebook social support.

@article{Park2016WhenPD,
  title={When perceptions defy reality: The relationships between depression and actual and perceived Facebook social support.},
  author={Jiyoung Park and David S. Lee and Holly Shablack and Philippe Verduyn and Patricia J. Deldin and Oscar Ybarra and John Jonides and Ethan Kross},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={200},
  pages={37-44}
}
BACKGROUND Although the relationship between depression and "offline" social support is well established, numerous questions surround the relationship between "online" social support and depression. We explored this issue by examining the social support dynamics that characterize the way individuals with varying levels of depression (Study 1) and SCID-diagnosed clinically depressed and non-depressed individuals (Study 2) interact with Facebook, the world's largest online social network… CONTINUE READING

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