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Psychologists warn that smartphone users are in danger of becoming addicted to the device.
“The more ‘connected’ we are, the less we are connecting,” addiction specialist Michael Dow told CBS News. He said some people experience withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, insomnia and depression, which are typically associated with substance abuse.
“It can actually creates a lot of cortisone in the brain and in the body that stress hormone is actually cardio-toxic,” Dow explained. “So it’s actually very bad not only for your mental health and your relationships but it can also be b
4. You don’t need that kind of connection. So many people spend so much time on their cellphones because they believe it is a necessary part of their connections with others, or with their ability to be reached and respond instantly to any and all kinds of communications. For what purpose? If you need such hyperactive connectivity, that suggests something isn’t entirely healthy with some of those relationships to begin with. Quality social, work and romantic relationships aren’t built on 180 character sarcastic notes constantly exchanged with one another. While it’s fun for a time, it’s not going to lead to a higher-quality relationship or a better, more enjoyable life (especially if it’s creating anxiety and problems in your existing life).
Originally posted by blackmetalmist
As much as i hate to admit, I am also addicted. Especially when it comes to texting. Theres times where im asleep and i think im actually texting with someone and having conversations in the middle of the night. Then i wake up and check my texts and those conversations never happened. I really need to find another place to put my phone rather than under my pillow.
Its starting to really get bad