Do Instagram and Snapchat distort how teenagers see themselves?

Something to bear in mind on World Mental Health Day: Your social media feed could be distorting how you see yourself.

Photos on Instagram FB, -1.04% Snapchat SNAP, -3.36% and other platforms are fueling a rise in mental health disorders, skewing users’ self-perception and inspiring them to seek out plastic surgery procedures, a recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.

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Photo editing apps and social media have caused people to compare themselves to unrealistic beauty standards, and can even lead to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), it said.

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