Hyderabad, February 26: Excessive usage of smartphones might be anxious or depressed, research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for anxiety and depression.
However, among young people who used smartphones simply to "escape boredom" or for entertainment, said the researchers, the devices themselves found to cause mental health problems.
"Handheld devices, with their countless applications and entertainment options and their constant presence at our fingertips, make it easier than ever before to disconnect with the problems [and] stresses of reality, and avoid actively engaging with them," noted.
Nearly 5 billion people use mobile phones worldwide, while the Internet is accessed by 3 billion users, the researchers said.
The excessive usage of a smartphone will be destroying relationships, a habit of reading books, health. Some children getting suicide with depression of not having the smartphone. There is a chance to get brain cancer by over usage of the smartphone by researchers told.