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Last week Apple announced their new Screen Time feature. This is designed to encourage responsible smartphone use - in particular so parents can control the amount of time their kids are using phones. However, if you fail a university course or lose your job because you are so distracted by your smartphone then is the phone

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mobile phone girls More The study says that smartphone addicts could be suffering from depression, social isolation, social anxiety and shyness. People who use smartphones...

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Smartphone Addiction May Cause Depression, Anxiety: Study

Prolonged use of smartphones may significantly increase the risk of depression, anxiety and insomnia among teenagers, a study warns. Researchers from the Korea University...

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Controversial Study Claims 'Smartphone Addiction' Alters the Brain

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Prolonged smartphone use increases depression, anxiety and insomnia risk: Study

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It’s time to switch off: Smartphone addiction may cause depression and anxiety

Prolonged use of smartphones may significantly increase the risk of depression, anxiety and insomnia among teenagers, a study warns. Researchers from the Korea University in South Korea have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet. They used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to gain unique insight into the brains of...

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2017-12-04

Another Angle: You can\'t be \'addicted\' to a smartphone - but overuse is big issue

Are we really addicted to our smartphones? Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine, according to Mandy Saligari, director of the Harley Street Addiction Clinic in London. With angsty neologisms such as nomophobia, phubbing, and ringexity entering the popular lexicon, surely we are in the grips of a smartphone addiction epidemic. The road to Damascus...

Irish Independent
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Smart Phone Addiction = Brain Chemistry Imbalance

Researchers have found young people addicted to smartphones and the internet display an imbalance in their brain chemistry. The finding is salient as a recent Pew Research Center study discovered 46 percent of Americans say they could not live without their smartphones. While this sentiment is clearly hyperbole, more and more people are becoming increasingly dependent on...

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2017-12-02

New Study Reveals Chemical Brain Imbalance in Smartphone Addicts

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You\'re not ‘addicted’ to your phone. Here\'s why.

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