The Correlation Between Smartphone Use and Development of Depression.

Stephanie Budhan ‘21 Smartphone addiction refers to the excessive use of one’s smartphone while engaged in other activities such as studying, driving, and social gatherings, and this can have a negative long- term impact of an individual’s thoughts and behaviors. More specifically, excessive smartphone use is considered a risk factor for the development of depression and anxiety disorders. Females are more likely than males to … Continue reading The Correlation Between Smartphone Use and Development of Depression.

Figure 1. Expressive writing may be a helpful tool for those who suffer from clinical levels of anxiety.

The Effect of Expressive Writing on Brain Activity in Chronic Worriers

By Meenu Johnkutty ’21 Chronic worriers may have one less reason to worry. A research study conducted by Michigan State University recently revealed positive effects of expressive writing, or writing down one’s deepest worries and fears, on brain activity in worriers. In order to observe whether a correlation exists between expressive writing and chronic worrying, MSU researchers relied upon measurements of error-related negativity (ERN). ERN … Continue reading The Effect of Expressive Writing on Brain Activity in Chronic Worriers