Science Says, Internet Surfing and Smartphone Addiction May Lead To Brain Imbalance

The recent study conducted by the team of researchers from the Pew Research Center, says 46 per cent of Americans asserted that they could not survive without their smartphones. the sentiment is clearly exaggerating, numerous people are increasingly becoming dependent on internet, smartphones and many other portable electronic devices for information, news, games and also occasional phone call.

Researchers discovered evidence of chemical disparity in the brains of young people those are addicted to internet use and smartphones. The disparity ratio was observed to be significantly correspondent to anxiety, addictions and depression.

The team focused on the chemistry of brain in young patients diagnosed with internet or smartphone addiction. They conducted the research on 19 young participants, who were diagnosed with the addiction; while another set of 19 young participants were diagnosed as the healthy controls.

The average age ratio was 15.5 for both of the groups that having have nine males in each. 12 people among the addicted participants were sent to cognitive behavioral therapy for their smartphone and internet addiction.

Neuroradiology professor, M.D., Hyung Suk Seo from the Korea University in Seoul in South Korea said in a statement that, “The higher the score, the more severe the addiction. The increased GABA levels and disrupted balance between GABA and glutamate in the anterior cingulate cortex may contribute to our understanding the pathophysiology of and treatment for addictions.” an assistant professor for human computer interaction, Caglar Yildirim from the State University of New York College at Oswego said that, “It might be a good idea to be conscious of that. but we are only concerned if it starts to interfere with your daily life.”

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