Tag Archives: addiction

5 things you can do to cure your smartphone addiction

Smartphones have taken over our lives. Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are designed to give us short-term, ... Read More »

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to ... Read More »

Tech no tonic for children, doctors fret over addiction

Archana Srivastava, a teacher at a school in Greater Noida, says that her six year old son Shreyash was hooked to mobile tablet and smart phones since he was three years old. “He saw us using the phone all the time. Initially, we allowed him to play on tablet and smartphones, but gradually it became a habit for him,” said ... Read More »