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Social media obsession and addiction

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The logo of the social network Facebook is reflected for a photo illustration in the pupil of an eye. (Photo by Joerg Koch/AP) The logo of the social network Facebook is reflected for a photo illustration in the pupil of an eye. (Photo by Joerg Koch/AP)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. It's safe to say that most of us devote way too much time to social media. In fact for some it's become an obsession.

Cherlynn Low, a writer with laptop mag, believes that people obsessed with social media are in fact seeking acceptance. She says it's almost like a competition to see who gets the most likes and most comments.

Dr. Jeff Gardere, a clinical psychologist, has counseled people on the dark side of social media obsession and its impact on mental health. He says that if you are relying on social media to help you elevate your mood, that doesn't always happen. Gardere says it is a slippery slope between social media obsession and social media addiction.

Experts say if your social media obsession becomes addiction to absolutely seek help. But of course first you'd have to admit you have an addiction.

 

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