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Your Instagram posts may hold clues to your mental health

Depressed participants were more likely to post photos containing a face and use fewer filters

Niraj Chokshi | NYT 

The photos you share online speak volumes. They can serve as a form of self-expression or a record of travel. They can reflect your style and your quirks. But they might convey even more than you realize: The photos you share may hold clues to your mental health, new research suggests. From the colours and faces in their photos to the enhancements they make before posting them, Instagram users with a history of depression seem to present the world differently from their peers, according to the study, published this week in the journal EPJ Data Science. “People in our ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 10:54 IST