Review Article
Volume 12 Issue 9 - 2020
Mobile Phone and Mental Health: Iron Cut the Iron
Vivek K Chaturvedi1, Divya Mishra2, MP Singh1,2*, Payal Singh3 and Sachchida Nand Rai1*
1Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India
2Centre of Bioinformatics, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India
3Department of Zoology, MMV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
*Corresponding Author: Sachchida Nand Rai, Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India..
Received: July 08, 2020; Published: August 18, 2020


In recent time peoples become addicted to smartphones that also hamper the social interactions among individuals. It may cause severe anxiety and depressive symptoms betwixt young adolescents. It worsens the loneliness and ultimately affects the wellbeing and social behavior among populations. Thus, the correlation between mobile phone addiction and depressive symptoms is quite startling. Therefore, an educated person might understand the depressive situation and get rid of it better. But the big concern is towards uneducated ones, who do not see the consequences of depressive conditions and become mentally sick over time. Likewise, in erudite individuals having a high risk of depression compared to literate peoples. To overcome the difficulty of smartphones over usage, a well-defined program and organization of effective presentations provide a better awareness among untaught individuals. Several studies have shown that excess usage harms individuals’ eyesight, hearing, and postures. The maladaptive behaviors of phone use may lead to the more enormous consequences of anxiety and depression among users. Moreover, various financed and private platforms are needed to cooperate with this situation via different strategies that might help affect an individual’s mental health. There have numbers of mobile apps and tools are available that are beneficial to manage anxious and depressive behaviors in populations. These apps and tools also play an essential role in maintaining the current pandemic condition among COVID-19 patients. This review article covers clinical trials that have performed so far and suggested directions for prospective trials.

Keywords: Smartphone; Adolescents; Anxiety; Depression; Mobile Apps; Mental Health


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