psychological effects

US psychologists claim social media 'increases loneliness'

A report suggests that more than two hours of social media use a day doubled the chances of a person experiencing social isolation.

It claims exposure to idealised representations of other people's lives may cause feelings of envy.

The study also looked at those using Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr.

It's important to remember what you see on social isn't necessarily the reason for you feeling bad - but it might be a factor.

Put simply, it might just heighten the emotions you're already feeling.

University students need counselling, says psychiatrist

Dr Ludwig Nanawar the Director of Medical Services for Psychiatric Hospital told Loop PNG that the University of Papua New Guinea, PNG University of Technology and University of Goroka must provide counselling to students and also staffs to help them recover.

This follow peaceful boycotting of classes at this three State run universities for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step down which turned violent among students and also local police involved.

UOG have already recommence classes, and UPNG and Unitech will resume next month.