Essay about Social Media Is Much Greater Today Than Five Years Ago

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Depression by social media is much greater today than five years ago because of cyberbullying. Apps like Ask FM, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook all have comment options which anonymous people can leave hate messages on profile walls. These messages can change also our morals, using the theory of cognitive dissonance we think that what we previously think was wrong is now acceptable, changing our thoughts to match our actions.. Users on social media become accustomed to these comments, and conform to them sending hate comments themselves. Hate comments online and cyber bullying can lead to a severe mental disorder called depression and can lead to suicide like the 15 year old boy from Illinois.

The history of depression has always been an issue, tracing back to the second millenium CE (1001-2000 CE) where depression was known as a demonic possession which only the priest could heal. It was a written that it is connected to mental illness caused by spirits of demons according to ancient Greek and Roman literature. This was thought as a spirit because in the 5th century B.C, a Greek historian Herodotus wrote about evil spirits possessing a king, therefore sending the king into hysteria. Roman and Greek doctors believed that it was a biological and psychological disorder and removed the depression with massages, music, and baths. On the other hand, he Babylonians, Chinese, and Egyptians viewed it as mental illness in the form of demonic practices. They drove out…

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