Studies have linked social media addiction and substance addiction to similar brain systems. Symptoms of both include mood modification, salience, dependency, and relapse. Social media interactions affect the same systems that many addictive substances do—gotta love dopamine. There are also studies that link increased consumption of social media to mental health problems, such as increased envy, loneliness, narcissism, and depression. The kicker is, people are aware of the harmful toll social media has on their self-esteem, and self-worth. One study found that 60% of social media users reported themselves as having negative self-worth. 

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