INTERNET AND SMART PHONE ADDICTION

The Economic Times estimated that there are over 627 million smartphone users in India who use the internet. Of the total user base, 87 percent are defined as regular users, having accessed the internet in the last 30 days. With the ongoing lockdown due to COVID 19, almost all kids, teens, and youth are almost totally addicted to smartphones and they will require professional psychological assistance to come out of this dependency. Get connected to our experts immediately

 

Cell phone addiction is a new generation dependency, which is sometimes referred to as problematic mobile phone use. It is a behavioral addiction that can lead to severe impairment or distress in one's life. Cell phone addiction has been linked to an increase in sleep disorders and fatigue in users. Using your cell phone before bed increases the likelihood of insomnia. Bright light may decrease sleep quality.  Smartphone addiction has almost all symptoms of chemical dependency like increased tolerance, preoccupation with smartphone use, excessive use of phones, loss of control, impairing relationships, risking jobs or studies, etc and undergo withdrawals like Anger, Tension, Depression, Irritability and Restlessness.