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NSU Professor Discusses Social Media and it’s Effects on Anxiety

According to the BBC, nearly 3 billion people from around the world use online social media. Users spend an average of two hours everyday on social media platforms, which is linked to causing negative feelings, such as stress and anxiety.

Tara S. Jungersen, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, NCC, associate professor at NSU’s College of Psychology, spoke with The Leader News about social media and it’s effects on anxiety.

Tara S. Jungersen, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

Tara S. Jungersen, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

Dr. Jungersen mentioned how people’s inability to distinguish fact from intentional excitement on social media is part of what makes it difficult for people to separate their rational thinking and emotional responses. She suggests that in order to reduce feelings of anxiety, users should have empathy towards others posts and beliefs.

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