Smartphone Dependency Study Links Anxiety, Depression And Loneliness
What would we do without our smartphones, without being able to stay in touch with friends or catch the latest news immediately or watch a movie on a really tiny screen?
Many of us have become dependent to the point that smartphones are almost like a new appendage, and for teens who’ve never known a world without smartphones, the absence would be even more dramatic.
Matthew Lapierre, assistant professor at the University of Arizona, has released a study on smartphone dependency and which came first: loneliness that leads to dependency on the phones or depression related to that dependency.
He joined The Show to talk about his research.