Addicted to your smartphones? If yes, it could be because of anxiety, depression

NewsBharati    23-Mar-2018

New Delhi, March 23: Addiction to anything can be dangerous. Living in an era which is completely surrounded by people suffering from anxiety and depression becomes difficult at times. Some research suggests that addiction to smartphones can lead you to depression or anxiety.


Do you know someone who is addicted to phones or rather say smartphones? Are you one of those people who is ardently addicted to smartphone? You should read this. According to a research, people who are less emotionally stable and suffer from anxiety and depression are more likely to be addicted to their phones.

Emotional stability is characterised by being emotionally resilient. The study found that being less emotionally stable was associated with problematic smartphone behaviour.

People who struggle with their mental health are more likely to intensively use their smartphone as a form of therapy and that the less conscientious individuals are, the more likely they are to be addicted to their phones. As levels of anxiety increase, problematic smartphone use also increases, the findings showed.

Zaheer Hussain, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby in Britain stated, “Problematic smartphone use is more complex than previously thought and our research has highlighted the interplay of various psychological factors in the study of smartphone use.”

This is because people may be experiencing problems in their lives such as stress, anxiety, depression, family problems, so in that state they are emotionally unstable, meaning they may seek respite in very excessive smartphone use.