(The Register) Twitter can trigger psychosis in predisposed users, according to a team of doctors from the Universitätsmedizin hospital in Berlin.
A study Twitter Psychosis A Rare Variation or a Distinct Syndrome? concluded that Twitter may have “a high potential to induce psychosis in predisposed users” based on the case of a 31 year-old woman who developed the condition from spending too much time reading and writing in 140 characters or less.
The unnamed woman named “Mrs C” imagined non-existent connections between tweets sent from random users that she during the time of her psychosis considered to be hidden messages from a celebrity.
Mrs C then saw these connections in the real world and began to follow what she considered tasks set by a organisation, likely a sect, for her to complete.