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.