Smartphone addiction causes a serious disorder in the brain, recent scientific study conducted at the University of Korea has found.
The study also found that Smartphone addiction harms the work of the brain, causing chemical disturbances that can cause a state of severe anxiety and fatigue.
According to the study, the participants addicted to using smartphones underwent a test known as MRS that analyzes the chemical organization in the brains.
The researchers measured levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that slows down signals in the brain, and compared the proportion of GABA to another important neurotransmitter in people diagnosed with phone and Internet addiction.
The researchers said this could have some kind of profound effects on the way the brain works. Previous studies have linked this chemical to the way various brain functions are regulate, including anxiety.
For his part, Hyung Suk Seo, a professor at Korea University who conducted the research, said that “changes in the brain can be associated with information processing problems and emotions”.
The researchers explained that addiction to smartphone use destroyed brain productivity and sleep function.
According to BRIGHT SIDE website, we touch our phones 2,617 times a day. You can deny it or admit your addiction, but you cannot deny the enormity of the role this device plays in our lives.
The site added, however, it is interesting to think about what it would be like if we woke up one day without it. Will life change for the better, or maybe not? Here is the result:
You may feel phobia about not using your phone at first, and a study indicates that people with smartphone addiction can develop more depression and anger.
However, try to imagine that you forgot your phone at home when you are already outside. Then you will feel anxious. This condition is called nomophobia. Basically, it is a psychological condition that occurs when people are afraid to disconnect from their cell phone.
You may experience a fear of falling asleep when your device is turned off as well. The symptoms are:
- Anxiety, fear, panic, and loneliness
- Respiratory system changes and tremors
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