Too Much Facebook-ing Might Mean You Have Social Anxiety Disorder!

…time to stop #LivingForLikes

It's a scary new development, but apparently a constant need to post your life's happenings on Facebook means you might, indeed, have SAD. 

Researchers at the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking recently published a study that found that a disturbing amount of Facebook use was a result of a certain set of personality attributes that had a lot to do with a need for social assurance. 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

"But the link between social anxiety and an excessive use of Facebook was only significant for users who had medium-to-high-levels of need for social assurance—defined as a strong desire to seek companionship and interact with others," lead researcher Roselyn Lee-Won of Ohio State University, Columbus told the media.

It turns out that people with social anxiety have a tendency to prefer the non-confrontational Facebook universe to the real one, and if your use of this social network borders on a bit too much, it could be a sign that you might have SAD as well.

(Just in case, though, it might be time for a little #ThrowbackThoroughcheck to make sure all's clear). 

What do you think?

Life
Share
TERRIFYING: Plane Dangles off Cliff After Skidding off Runway in Turkey
Ahhhhhhhhh!
GIF
Life
Share
8 Effective Tips That'll Help You Stick to Your New Year Resolutions
Because 'New Year New Me' can get old pretty fast!
Life
Share
I Hated My Engagement Ring
Here's how 4 women handled a very tricky situation.
Life
Share
13 Basically Free Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day
In the words of JLo, "My love don't cost a thing."
Life
Share
Baby Born from Embryo Frozen for 24 Years
The baby's adorable, the science is cool.
Life
Share
Apple Issues an Apology (and a Discount) Over iPhone Battery Debacle
Apple takes another shot at trying to explain why old batteries slow down iPhones.
Life
Share
Your Horoscope for the Week of December 31
Everything you need to know for the upcoming week.
Life
Share
Hundreds of Super Powerful Women Just Released a Comprehensive Anti-Harassment Action Plan
They're coming together to help ALL women.
Life
Share
The Organised Girl's Guide to Travelling Smart This Holiday Season
As researched by a very organised girl.
Life
Share
Syrian Children Stand In Solidarity With A Baby Who Lost His Left Eye During A Bombardment
This incident has sparked a powerful campaign that has gone viral.