Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

That’s crazy but I always felt like social media could possibly lead fragile minded people to having psychological problems. Social media is like a whole new world that a lot of people base there lives off. People tend to get to wrapped up in social media and forget about the real world. This article is very alarming to me. I think this is something that more people should be aware of.

CBS Atlanta

LONDON (CBS Sacramento) – A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

Five doctors examined the real-life case of a 31-year-old woman the authors called ‟Mrs. C,” who was admitted to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Berlin.

Medical records showed “Mrs. C” had never shown signs of any kind of personality disorder until she was committed following a year-long obsession with Twitter.

‟Sometimes, she would spend several hours a day reading and writing messages, neglecting her social relationships and, sometimes, even meals and regular sleeping hours,” said the study.

Under examination, Mrs. C. told the doctors she believed a famous actor was secretly responding to her tweets through coded messages, which she claimed to receive from lots of different sources on Twitter.

‟During the next couple of weeks, Mrs. C increasingly felt that the…

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