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Too much screen time could lead to suicidal thoughts in teen girls, study shows

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SAN DIEGO, CA - Too much screen time may be behind a rise in suicidal thoughts among young girls.

Researchers at San Diego State University studied questionnaire data from more than a half million teens. They found teenagers were more likely to think about or attempt suicide if they spent at least five hours a day on electronic devices.

They were also more likely to have symptoms of depression.

The data coincides with a recent rise in suicides among teen girls.

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