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Smartphone 'addiction': Young people 'panicky' when denied mobiles

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Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that it becomes like an addiction, suggests research by psychiatrists.

The study, from Kings College London, says such addictive behavior means that people become "panicky" or "upset" if they are denied constant access. The youngsters also cannot control the amount of time they spend on the phone. The study warns that such addictions have "serious consequences" for mental health. The research is published in BMC Psychiatry… (BBC, November 29, 2019)

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