Tag: Internet Addiction

New Treatment Programs In US Aim To Treat 'Internet Addiction'

Reboot, a program in a mental health center in Ohio, targets 'internet addiction' in children. It is only one of the programs in the United States that offers treatment for people who might be addicted to the internet and electronic devices.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2019

Former Facebook, Google Employees Create ‘Center For Humane Technology’ To Fight Tech Addiction

Employees who once worked for big-name companies have formed Center for Human Technology, a nonprofit group aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of social media. The group is planning to launch a nationwide campaign as part of its efforts.

Internet February 5, 2018

Smartphone And Internet Addiction Causes Brain Imbalance: Study

Compared to the control participants, the MRS results of the smartphone and internet-addicted young participants showed chemical imbalance in their brains. Fortunately, their brain chemistries returned back to normal after being subjected to therapy.

Neuroscience December 1, 2017

Internet Withdrawal: Study Finds Social Media Addiction Can Raise Heart Rate, BP

Internet addiction can cause physical changes once you go offline, which usually include elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Researchers call it internet withdrawal, and it shows most people who spend too much time online are hooked to social media.

Public Health June 1, 2017

Internet Addiction Ups Risks Of Other Mental Health Problems: Study

Internet addiction may increase the risk of mental health problems like ADHD and depression in youngsters, reported researchers recently. The results of their study may help shed light on how to medically approach mental health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 19, 2016

Human Brains Are Hardwired For Facebook Addiction: Psychologist

Facebook addiction among the present generation is hardwired in the brain, a psychologist says. Brain evolution, particularly that of size, explains how such social changes occurred.

Life March 8, 2016

Internet Addiction Affects 6 Percent of Global Population: Study

The Internet has made a number of things so much better. Might this be the reason some people can't stop using it? A study reports six percent of the world's population is hooked.

December 19, 2014

Doctors treat man for first case of Google Glass addiction

After man checked himself into the Navy’s Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcohol addiction, doctors discovered that the man also suffered from the first “Internet addiction disorder” linked to Google Glass.

Internet Culture October 15, 2014

San Diego doctors report first case of Google Glass addiction

Doctors in San Diego report the first case of 'Internet addiction disorder' manifested in the overuse of Glass. The case involves a 31-year-old U.S. navy serviceman.

Life October 15, 2014

Dead smartphone battery causes stress in 92 percent of Britons

While only one-fourth of the British population would panic in case the battery on their smartphone runs out, almost all Brits would be stressed if the same thing happens to them.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 14, 2014

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