Dr Samineh Shaheem, professor of organisational psychology and leadership at Hult International Business School in Dubai, said sharing and viewing social media content could potentially have detrimental effects on mental health.

โ€œOne of the biggest issues associated with prolonged internet usage, especially social media, is what we refer to as obsessive comparison disorder,” she said.

Users have a tendency to share primarily the most positive aspects of their lives, she said, rather than โ€œthe real aspects of their lives”.

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