While it is nothing short of a miracle that we can carry a connection to the world in our pocket, the connection that most people feel to their smartphones has led to negative impacts on social relationships and mental health. Everyone knows that texting and driving increases your chances of being involved in a deadly accident, but did you know that the use of your smartphone has a direct impact on your mental health? A recent study found that those participants who used their smartphones more frequently were more likely to experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. While it may not seem like a big deal to check your phone frequently, it is possible to become addicted to all those notifications for social media posts, emails, and text messages. If you're searching for ADHD therapy in Columbus, OH, please call Legacy Freedom for help. We do care!
It is not precisely clear whether frequent use of your smartphone causes anxiety and depression or whether those conditions are aggregated by the 24/7 access to social media, email, and texts. Some researchers say that those who become dependent on their phones struggle with the fear of missing out (FOMO) when their phones are taken away from them. Not having their phone within reach caused participants to become irritated and anxious about missing important emails or text messages. Though it is highly unlikely that your cell phone is causing the anxiety or depression that you are experiencing, the way you use your phone may be causing your symptoms.
Experts agree that breaking yourself of excessive smartphone use is crucial if you have noticed a change in your mood or behavior as it relates to your device usage. See our previous post for tips on how to break your smartphone addiction this year.
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Do you check your phone obsessively? Does the idea of leaving your phone at home put you in a panic? Does every buzz of your phone make your heart race? You may be addicted to your smartphone and experiencing mental health impacts from the way you use your device. Legacy Freedom has helped thousands of clients break their addiction to technology and gain control of their emotions related to these devices. Experiencing panic attacks, anxiety or depression when you cannot access your phone, email, or social media is unhealthy. We can help.
Our holistic approach to mental health care is unlike anything you have ever tried before. We combine traditional talk therapy with alternative treatments to help you get to the root of your anxiety or depression. Understanding where your symptoms are coming from allows us to treat you more efficiently. Find support from your peers and loved ones in our group therapy environments and learn new ways to cope without your device through one-on-one talk therapy. Legacy Freedom of Columbus offers more than ten different alternative treatment methods to help you learn to let go of your phone and tune in to the here and now.
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