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Frequent internet usage may benefit older adults’ mental health during lockdown – News-Medical.Net

A new study from the University of Surrey has found that among people aged 55 to 75 more frequent use of the internet was beneficial for mental health and quality…

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A new study from the University of Surrey has found that among people aged 55 to 75 more frequent use of the internet was beneficial for mental health and quality of life under lockdown. Those who used the internet more, particularly for staying in touch with friends and family, were at lower risk of depression and reported a higher quality of life.
Loneliness and social isolation have been major problems for many under lockdown, and for older people in particular. Loneliness raises risk of depression…

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