A study by King’s College London shows that this type of addictive behavior means that people are panicked or deceived if they are denied access to devices and that young people cannot control the time they spend on the device.
The study warns that such addictions have “serious consequences on mental health.
As part of a study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, 41 studies involving 42,000 young people were conducted as part of their work on “problematic smartphone use ve and the results of the study were analyzed.
According to the study, 23 percent of the respondents were found to exhibit addictive behaviors. There are concerns about not being able to access the device or not being able to control the time spent on the device and using the device in a way that could harm other activities.
In the study, it was stated that such addictive behavior might be related to other problems such as stress, mood, sleep deprivation or limited school success.
Nicola Kalk, a scientist at the Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London, says “Smartphones won’t disappear and we need to understand the scale of problematic use of these devices,” says one of the authors.
We don’t know whether a smartphone can create an addiction on its own or is it created by the apps people use, Nic says Nicola Kalk.
“In any case, the public needs to know the problem of using smartphones in young people and children, and parents should be aware of how much time their children spend on these devices,” he said.
Another author in the magazine, Samantha Sohn, warns that addictions “have serious consequences for mental health and daily functioning, and therefore should investigate further the problematic use of mobile phones.”
Cambridge University scientist Amy Orben warns that it is not necessary to assume that there is no causal relationship between problematic cell phone use and health outcomes such as depression.
Orben, “Mobile phone effect is not a one-way street and how much time spent on the device can affect the mood was shown previously.”