Back in the 1990s, when we were teens, the life was entirely different. We didn’t have phones, social media, or any other digital medium to post pictures or videos. We stood around the theatres, fields, and other recreational places to laugh, chat, and grab some food. Now, things are different. With smartphones and technology booming up, we have lost the charm that we used to have. You can just call your loved ones or text them up rather than physically meeting them.
We are now forgetting that phones are not the center of the world we live in. There are things we serve for a purpose and our wallets. Our world is changing, while enjoying every moment of our lives are becoming difficult.
The signs and symptoms of smartphone addiction
According to a report, DSM-5 drugs are used for all the people who have a smartphone addiction. Mobile addiction is now a psychological dependence for everyone. Everyone who uses smartphone exhibit many symptoms that are similar to an addiction to drugs. Frequently, these signs manifest and become critical over a certain period.
Here are some signs that you need to know to understand that you are a cell phone addict:
- Conscious usage of phones in every situation.
- Excessive usage of phone that can cause social conflicts.
- Continuing bad behaviour and having negative impacts of it.
- Excessive usage of phones that are causing physical, social, and family troubles.
- Experiencing eye strains, withdrawal, and anxiety-related issues.
- Increase in use of medications or drugs to achieve satisfaction, relaxation, and counteract dysphoric moods.
- Immediate response to messages and preferring calls instead of personal meetings.
- Abstinence, craving, and dependence of mobile phones.
- Anxiety and feelings of uneasiness.
Symptoms of mobile phone addiction
- Relationship Stress
- Strains in organs like eyes and ears.
- Neck pain
- Escapist behaviour
Some statistics that you must know
According to a report by Lake Research Partners, about 33 percent of the teenagers and 50 percent of the parents often try to reduce the time they are spending on their phones. Although most of the them fail to keep up their promises.
Moreover, according to a New York Times report, it states that an average adult checks their phones about 150 times in a day. Also, they send about 110 texts in a day.
Furthermore, as per the Lake Research Partners survey, about 50 percent of the teens admit they are feeling addicted to their phones. Moreover, about 60 percent of the college students are already admitting to smartphone addiction.
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