A Clinical Pyschologist and Emotions Therapist, Enitan Oyenuga has attributed the high rate of depression and suicide amongst youths in Nigeria to emotional attachment and falsehood of social media.
Oyenuga said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
According to Oyenuga, social media is a good technological innovation, but has been used by many people to exaggerate their strengths and achievements rather than a combination of strengths and weaknesses.
He said that for every time a person chose to like or dislike a post on social media, the functions of the human brain got altered.
Oyenuga explained that the chemistry behind such alteration was that once the person whose picture was liked saw the ‘Like’, it altered the person’s brain for good, making the person feel elated but brought dysphoria to the person who liked the post.