A new study has found that a fifth of GB adults who have used social media in the last 12 months experience mental health issues directly as a result of using social media.
The research, which was carried out by well-being brand Soul Analyse, and polled online by YouGov in June 2019, looked at the impact social media is having on people's mental health.
2,004 GB adults - 937 men and 1,067 women - were asked about their social media behaviour, and feelings surrounding it.
The study revealed that 20% of adults feel depressed or anxious when using social media platforms.
When looking at different age ranges, the results indicate that younger people are more at risk of being negatively affected. More than 3 in 10 (31%) 18-24-year-olds said they felt anxious or depressed when using social platforms, and 58% said that social media makes them more likely to notice their flaws.
The survey also found a correlation...