SAN FRANCISCO – Adolescents who overuse their smartphones are at greater risk for more severe psychopathologies, thus psychiatrists should screen for smartphone addiction as well as Internet/computer addiction, Jonghun Lee, MD, PhD, said here.
Lee, a professor of psychiatry at Catholic University of Daegu, School of Medicine, South Korea, said smartphone usage has “spread in our life very quickly,” which he demonstrated by reporting on data from the National Internet Development Agency in Korea. In November 2009, there were 470,000 smartphone users. By December 2012, there were almost 33 million smartphone users.Full Story »
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