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Addiction Defined

Addiction Defined

The World Health Organization defines addiction as physical and behavioral dependence on a substance.

An addiction can create psychological harm and many social problems with family and friends

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Not Really an Addiction

While being glued to smartphones may look like addiction, for most people it is just a behavior pattern, a habit that can be broken.

A set of people may be having a fixation with checking specific apps on the smartphone, like a gambling site or pornography.

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Obsessive Behaviour, Not Addiction

Obsessive Behaviour, Not Addiction

  • A smartphone is less of a real addiction and more of an obsessive behavior.
  • We get small 'dopamine' hits in our brains, every time we see a social media like or something that provides us with a reward.
  • We often use our smartphones as a weapon against boredom in public trans...

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Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone Addiction

There are about two billion smartphone users in the world, who check their devices on an average 85 times a day.

Checking your smartphone repeatedly is normally assumed as being addicted, especially in the younger age groups.

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On the Verge of Addiction

Smartphones may be on the verge of being an addiction for some people, but over time it will become less of a problem as the society will adjust to it, just like it did with computers.

We need to address the compulsive usage of youngsters if their activities are potentially time-wast...

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The Pleasure Center

The Pleasure Center

Social media rewards, like the number of views, comments or likes, engage us deeper into the virtual world, providing a sense of enjoyment via the 'dopamine' hits on the brain's pleasure center.

Social media occupies an average of 50% of the time spent each day with our smartp...

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A compulsion is an overwhelming desire to do something. An addiction is a physical or chemical dependence on a substance or behaviour.

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Technology Addiction: Myth Vs Reality

Tech addiction may be real in some cases but is mostly fear-mongering.

Many studies linking technology addiction with mental health problems may be setting a false narrative and blaming technology for unrelated psychological problems.

Eating disorders and exercise addiction

Eating disorders and exercise addiction

Research shows that people with an eating disorder are nearly four times as likely to become addicted to exercise.

Exercise addiction is defined as an obsessive approach to fitness that could harm someone's health and social life.

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