Smartphone Addiction may be at a risk of developing depression and suicidal tendencies
Teenagers who spend more time on smartphones and other electronic screens may be at the greater risk of developing depression and suicidal tendencies. A study claims.Researchers from the Florida state university in the US said screen time should be considered a modern day risk factor for depression and suicide.
There is a concerning relationship between excessive screen time and risk for death by suicide, depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts.
All of those mental issues are very serious. The researchers discovered 48 percent of teenagers who spent five or more hours per day on electronic devices reported a suicide related behaviour. That compared to 28 percent of adolescents who spent less than an hour using electronic devices.
The results published in the journal clinical psychological science, clearly showed that teens who spent more time on the devices were more likely to be unhappy. Those who focused more on non screen activities like sports and exercise, talking to friends face to face, doing homework and going to church/ temple were more likely to be happy.