Fall asleep cradling your iPhone, your iPad, and the television remote? Your uber-American multitasking disease that according to unofficial JACK FM studies afflicts 99.9% of all people everywhere is probably making you into a Prozac popper.
According to MSUToday, Mark Becker from Michigan State University has done a study that found people who multitask their media are more likely to have mental health problems like depression and anxiety.
“We don’t know whether the media multitasking is causing symptoms of depression and social anxiety, or if it’s that people who are depressed and anxious are turning to media multitasking as a form of distraction from their problems,” said Becker.
This is an age of rampant multimedia use and apparently could serve as a warning sign that someone is depressed? Really? Then everyone we know has a mental health problem.
“Whatever the case, it’s very important information to have,” said Becker. “This could have important implications for understanding how to minimize the negative impacts of increased media multitasking.”
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles