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SMARTPHONES AND MENTAL HEALTH

'These are the typical signs of "always on" stress induced by Smartphone addiction. You get anxious if there's no Wi-Fi in the hotel or mobile phone signal up the mountain.'

'Dr Christine Grant, an occupational psychologist at Coventry University's Centre for Research in Psychology, Behavior and Achievement, told the BBC: "The negative impacts of this 'always on' culture are that your mind is never resting, you're not giving your body time to recover, so you're always stressed."

"Since 2010 our daily total media consumption has risen from 8 hours 48 minutes to more than 11 hours, says Ofcom, largely thanks to the rise of Smartphone’s."

However,

'Chris Kozup, senior director at Aruba Networks says: "From a study we have conducted with The Future Laboratory, we found that this idea of being 'always on' and connected is actually helping workers manage their work/life balance."
ref: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28686235

 

SMARTPHONE APP'S FOR MENTAL HEALTH

‘researchers at Oxford and elsewhere have shown that SMS and voice-calls can be used to assess mental health status, deliver talking therapies (eg cognitive behavioral therapy) and stimulate behavioral change.'

'The Mobilyze! system developed in Chicago, for example, uses 38 smartphone sensor values alongside user input to predict psychological status and deliver tailored therapeutic interventions for unipolar depression. '
ref: www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2014/aug/12/technology-treat-mental-health-conditions

Researched by Aamna Fardous

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