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An article in Medical News Daily reports that Facebook users felt depressed when comparing themselves to others on the social media site. Without claiming that Facebook causes depression, the findings suggest that social comparisons on social media sites may make people feel worse than through face-to-face interactions. One possible reason for this is that people tend to post only the good things that are going on in their lives, while leaving out the negative aspects. This can be problematic for people who are already distressed or experiencing emotional problems, as it may increase feelings of loneliness or isolation. To read this article in its entirety, click here.