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Thu., May 26, 2011, 5:38 p.m.

Teens Suffer ‘Facebook Depression’

Doctors say what may seem fun and innocent may actually be leading teens into what's being termed "Facebook Depression." If you're a teenager you're most likely on a social networking site like "Facebook." For most it's a fun, easy way to keep in touch and find out what's going on with friends. But new research shows a growing number of youngsters who obsess over the on-line sites may be headed down a troubled path/Keely Chalmers, NWCN. More here.

Question: Do you get depressed because you don't think your life measure up to the Facebook photos and accounts of happy people who appear to be having the time of their lives?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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