Associating Internet Usage with Depressive Behavior among College Students
Depression is a serious mental health problem affecting a significant segment of American society today, and in particular college students. In a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2009, 26.1% of U.S. students nationwide reported feeling so sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities . Similar statistics are also reported in mental health studies by the American College Health Association, and by independent surveys , .
R. Katikalapudi et al., "Associating Internet Usage with Depressive Behavior among College Students," IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 73-80, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2012.
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