Smartphone addiction can lead to depression and anxiety

A recent study suggests that smartphone addiction and not just the use of mobile phones and internet has led to anxiety and depression. This is seen mainly in young people, especially teenagers. Interestingly, there was no direct link to people who used technology when they were bored and mental health problems.

The researchers used a survey method having questionnaires about mental health, phone usage, and internet usage and what motivates participants to use mobiles. The results showed that people who are using internet and cell phones for longer time have more depression and anxiety scales. The researchers note that stopping addictive habits can help deal with general anxiety disorder or depression. They also reassure that there is no danger of getting addicted when you use your phone when you are bored.