Study says too much social media is a recipe for depression

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DENVER -- With social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, it might seem like you're never alone.

That is not the case, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh that claims those who spend more than two hours a day on social media were twice as likely to feel socially isolated.

Denver psychologist and author of "Prescriptions Without Pills," Dr. Susan Heitler, agrees.

"Spending two hours a day, that's two hours that could have been devoted to something that involves face-to-face connections. That's where the problem happens," Heitler said.

It's truly a paradox. You think you are staying connected with friends and family, but actually, quite the opposite is happening.

"Any physical activity like a sport, those are uppers. Too much social media over time is a downer," Heitler warned.

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