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Self-reported Smartphone Addiction: Strategies to Counter the Same

Shivashankari Pandirajan, Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava

Keywords : Addiction, COVID-19, Smartphone

Citation Information : Pandirajan S, Shrivastava SR. Self-reported Smartphone Addiction: Strategies to Counter the Same. 2022; 5 (3):82-83.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03149

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Smartphones have become an inseparable part of the life of today's kids. Smartphones have simplified our lives in a variety of ways. As a result of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the usage of smartphones has expanded significantly in a variety of professions, including medical education. While many institutions have recognized the potential and benefits of smartphone use, such as learning at one's own pace, bridging geographic distances, easy access to a variety of learning resources, hands-on demonstrations, and assessment, we must also be aware of the negative consequences of smartphone use, the most concerning of which is smartphone addiction. Increased smartphone or mobile phone usage has been linked to headaches, dizziness, memory and focus impairments, weariness, and sleep disorders.

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