Receiving SMS from loved ones heals the psyche, scientists have found.
A surge of joy is recorded every time a person receives a message from a friend or family member, an experiment showed
Psychologists from the University of California draw a clear conclusion: SMS has a positive effect on a person's mental state. So, people suffering from depression, when they received a message from someone, they felt that someone cared about them.
Professor Adrian Aguilera developed a special program in which more than 2,000 people received SMS. The response messages contained questions about their emotional state. Thus, it turned out to be a kind of consultation with a psychologist.
It turned out that Latin Americans and African Americans used the program more actively. At the same time, they could not afford tablet computers, fashionable smartphones, so they relied only on a regular phone.
Analysis of the information received on the basis of the answers sent showed that people need regular contact or meetings with psychologists. And even SMS worked. Moreover, when the program stopped functioning for some time due to technical difficulties, the psychological state of the participants immediately deteriorated.