1. Causes Stress, Anxiety, And Depression
A few studies have linked excessive smartphone use to alcohol addiction, smoking, and aggressive behavior. This could be attributed to mental-health complications such as low self-esteem and depression that come with smartphone dependency.
Inability to cope with stress and anxiety could lead to a sense of hopelessness that could trigger depression. Studies have found that screen time upwards of 2 hours can trigger suicidal tendencies in children regardless of the kind of content they’re consuming.