Cutting back or dropping smartphone use improves mental and physical health… somewhat
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Cutting back or dropping smartphone use improves mental and physical health… somewhat

Dr. Ángel V. Jiménez
Dr. Ángel V. Jiménez

In 10 seconds? Asking people to reduce their smartphone use or to abstain completely for seven days improved their mental and physical health with effects lasting up the four months after the intervention.

Do we really need to investigate a link between smartphone use and mental and physical health? Although smartphones have many advantages, previous research has found an association between excessive smartphone use and greater depression, anxiety, and stress, as well as poorer academic performance, and physical health.

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