VULNERABLE FRIENDS Social Media giants Facebook and Twitter could be fuelling the sharp rise in self-harm among young woman

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And it is thought sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter may be to blame for increasing anxiety and lowering self-esteem.

Health officials quizzed 7,500 people for the mental health survey, which looks at conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorder.

Sally McManus, of the National Centre for Social Research, said today’s youngsters were the “first to come of age in social media ubiquity”.

[SOURCE:-The Sun]