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Is mobile screen the new cocaine?

13/03/2024 10:24 PM | Click to read full article

Screen addiction is an addiction classified as per WHO– its impact on the brain is similar to substance (e.g. Narcotics like Cocaine) use addiction and there may be an irreversible long-term impact on the brains of children addicted to Internet games. However, are only internet games to be blamed or is the problem broader? In 2019, researchers attempted to bring together all the use cases under the umbrella of SmUD (Smartphone Use Disorder).