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Old Facebook pics, comments can help depression
London, March 20, 2013
First Published: 00:37 IST(20/3/2013)
Last Updated: 00:40 IST(20/3/2013)

Facebook could be used to treat depression as 90% of users log on to the social networking site to remember happier times, experts have said.

According to the research by University of Portsmouth, nostalgic photos and even old comments are used to “self-soothe”. Scientists already know that reminiscent therapy is helpful for older people with memory loss.

Now the University wants to do a bigger study, which could suggest Facebook can help treat mental issues.

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