A study recently published by psychologists at UK’s University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University discovered which group of people are more likely to suffer from smartphone addiction.

The study found that people struggling with mental health issues have a higher chance of being addicted to smartphones. But why?

The study examined 640 smartphone users between the ages of 13 and 69 and found that those living with anxiety or depression are more dependent on their devices.

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The experience of separation anxiety from smartphones, called Nomophobia, has been studied quite a bit, with most studies finding the anxiety and attachment to devices is real.

Smartphone addiction works in the same way as alcohol or drug addiction. Be aware of your smartphone habits and reach out for help if needed!

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