Scientific research results show that the content you post on Instagram and the filter you use could provide indications as to the state of your mental health.

The research, which was published in the scientific magazine in EPJ Data Science, examined more than forty thousand posts from 166 people. The results: the more ‘comments’ a photo has, the more likely it is that it was posted by a depressed Instagram user. The research also showed that the opposite seemed to be true for the number of ‘likes’ a photo received. Another noteworthy result: people suffering from depression are less inclined to use a filter than people who are not depressed. Within a group of people suffering from depression, the black and white filter “Inkwell” was popular. With the mentally healthier Instagram users, the most popular filter was “Valencia”.  

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