- •What is the primary question addressed by this study?Is the use of certain types of online communication technology associated with subsequent depressive symptoms?
- •What is the main finding of this study?We found that users of video chat had approximately half the probability of depressive symptoms at two-year follow-up compared to non-users and users of email, social media, and instant messaging.
- •What is the meaning of the finding?This study points to the novel possibility that among older adults use of video chat technologies like Skype may indicate lower risk for developing signs and symptoms of depression years later.
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