What is phone addiction?
Phone addiction, also known as smartphone addiction, refers to the excessive use of smartphones or other mobile devices that interferes with daily life and relationships. It can include compulsive checking of notifications, social media, and other phone features that lead to decreased productivity, poor sleep, and other negative consequences.
What are the signs and symptoms of phone addiction?
Phone addiction is characterized by compulsive use of smartphones, leading to negative consequences in daily life. Signs and symptoms may include an inability to cut back on phone use, anxiety or irritability when the phone is not accessible, neglecting responsibilities and social relationships, and decreased productivity.
How does phone addiction affect mental health?
Phone addiction can negatively impact mental health by increasing anxiety and stress levels, decreasing self-esteem, and disrupting sleep patterns. It can also contribute to symptoms of depression and social isolation.