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Internet Helps To Reduce Depression Among Elders Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:59 pm 
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A new research done among the thousand of retired older Americans for six years proved that the usage of internet helps them to reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent.

Shelia Cotten, a Michigan State University professor of telecommunication and head of the project said "That's a very strong effect. And it all has to do with older persons being able to communicate, to stay in contact with their social networks, and just not feel lonely."

Cotten and her colleagues analyzed the survey, which was done among more than 22,000 older Americans every two years by the Health and Retirement Survey, it includes more than 3,000 respondents.

Cotten said "This is one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys of its kind."

Researchers took the subjects' depression levels before they began using the Internet and they wanted to know if past depression affected current depression.

Being surprised they found out that some people did remain depressed despite Internet use, although it wasn't substantial.

Cotten said "Internet use continues to reduce depression, even when controlling for that prior depressive state and This study makes significant contributions to the study of Internet use and depression in the older, retired population."

The researchers also confirmed what was found in other studies that for older people who live alone, Internet use had a greater impact on their levels of depression.

She added it all comes down to how you choose to use your technology. As with most things in life, moderation is best.

 
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