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Danielle Wagstaff

Federation University

Danielle Wagstaff is a lecturer in psychology at the School of Health and Life Sciences on the Churchill campus of Federation University, Australia.

Articles by Danielle Wagstaff

Health

Instagram and the Psychological Perils of Social Comparisons

Thursday, April 25, 2019

With more than 1 billion active users, Instagram has become one of the fastest growing social media brands. But as the platform grows more popular, so too its links with poor mental health become more apparent. The Asia-Pacific region, a social media growth hotspot, is already seeing increasing levels of anxiety and depression – but it is also taking measures to deal with the problem.