An Ohio doctor says reading social media posts by a friend or family member can impact real-life relationships with those people.
Doctor Joseph Rock with the Cleveland Clinic says people post things on social media that they wouldn't say in person because our brains behave differently when we're not in the presence of others. The doctor says when you're talking to a group of people face-to-face, your brain will filter things out that might offend somebody in that group in order to protect yourself and that person.
Doctor Rock says to just turn off social media and tune it out if it is causing you stress, but that can be difficult for some. Doctor Rock says most of the things posted on social media are things we can go without seeing. Source: MetroSource