Text Messages Are Good For Your Mental Health

By Gary Cutlack on at

That small surge of happiness and excitement you get when receiving a text message? Everyone gets it, and it's good for your brain.

Psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley, found that patients suffering from depression felt a little happier upon receiving a text message, as a result of feeling more connected, considered and cared for.

As well as improving the moods of people suffering from mental health issues, the psychological effects of a texting session are felt by everyone, with some sort of base need for human connection satisfied by receiving a simple SMS. [Telegraph]

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