Guest Post By David Stephen
There is a recent report, U.S. Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence, highlighting a crisis in the mental health of teenage girls in the US, with experiences of hopelessness, sadness, suicidal behavior and exposure to violence. Though the report minimally mentioned social media, several articles discussing it suggested the roles of smartphone use and social media.
Teens Mental Health and Social Media
A role of smartphone and social could be that bad moods in the mind seem far reaching, in general, than good moods, resulting in increased mental health crisis.
Mind, Mental Health and Social Media
There is something different in the human mind about how bad mood works. There could be some disappointment, rejection, disdain, hate, to be on the receiving end of unfairness, inferior feeling by comparison and so forth, that could result in some bad mood that does not easily go away.
It may eventually leave, but may become traumatic sometimes, when it comes to mind again. Bad mood is not also just what can be labeled or described by known words, but could include far ends of irritation, heaviness, inexplicable frustration, desire to end it all, and so forth.
Though the mind functions similarly across moods, the properties acquired in a bad mood seem to be deeply penalizing, affecting mental and biological functions.
Good mood, for example, has delight, excitement, lightness, cheerfulness, optimism, love and so forth when experienced, but the degrees vary because average seems to be enough, in general, so the highest points are rarely reached. It is different from bad mood that seems to get to deep points or degrees, with a beam of other properties.
The broadness of social media makes it hold a high capability to seek and drive diverse properties across mind locations. Sometimes, of interest, other times of good mood as well as of bad mood. The bad mood variants take its toll on mental health. Bad mood from social media may also be more intense than regular, because of the property groups.
What are the components, functions and structure of the human mind, that decides what is experienced in any moment and how do they spread to bodily functions, for lightness or heaviness?
All mental health crisis is in the human mind, not the brain. Dopamine and serotonin are the brain. Moods are the mind. How does the mind function that after a disappointment, it is possible to experience self-hate, irritation, regret, guilt, shame or others, just because of one disappointment?
Conceptually, the components of the human mind are quantities and properties. Quantities [dots] relaying to acquire properties [shapes] across mind locations. Cells and molecules of the brain build or construct quantities and properties of the mind. Quantities emerge as the uniform unit or identity of sensory integration or processing in the thalamus and olfactory bulb. Properties are the triage of interpretation [knowing, feeling and reaction] in the cerebral cortex.
Quantities have prioritization and pre-prioritization phases, they have sequences–old and new and they have early-splits or go before to anticipate or predict things. Properties have thin and thick shapes. Thin for uniqueness, while thick is for commonness. This means that while all kinds of objects are known, specific objects with unique information have their thin shapes as properties. This applies to mood as well. While there are general moods as disappointment or thick, there could be unique ones, thin, maybe the one that comes from someone unexpected.
Properties have bounce point, where quantities leave one to get to the next, in a sequence. This exceeds what is explained as associative memory. Bounce points and sequences do not guarantee the same things are always experienced next. Anxiety may cause fast breathing. It may cause slow breathing at other times. This applies to the memory as well. A door may remind of a wall, at other times, a door may remind of a window.
Properties also have a principal spot where one goes to have the most domination. This is where bad mood often intensifies its seeming immobility. Though social media can change what gets to the principal spot in the mind, when something tied to bad mood gets there, it may linger.
Quantities must acquire the property before any mood is experienced. It may acquire one first and then others, resulting in all that happens in that situation. There are quantities that would acquire some properties [like to feel bad about something] but because another property [knowing it is not true] is acquired, then there is no bad feeling.
In some other cases, it does not happen, resulting in a bad mood. The degree to bad mood, the principal spot, the sharp bounce points, reaches to versions of bodily representatives for physical sensations and several splits lead to their lingering.
Knowing plays a role in a lot of bad mood derivatives from social media. Teens, like other users, are susceptible for how it may be tough to properly define posts in the moment, as it quantities make their way through the mind to lower the mood.
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