Ever since games have been introduced on modern smartphones, doctors have discovered a new health risk. Such games can be extremely addictive. People who play excessively display a similar response to alcoholics.
Smartphone owners look at the display an average of every 12 minutes. Psychologists have found this habit can make people unhappy. Increasingly, people are turning to digital detox programs to tackle their addiction.
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Computer addiction is now recognized as a serious disorder. Gamers can spend years playing, only to end up addicted and isolated. Anxiety attacks and withdrawal symptoms may result when they're away from the computer.
We're surrounded by media every day. But no matter how useful smartphones and computers can be - they can make us sick.
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