Ramalingam Peraman1, Subramani Parasuraman2
1College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
2College of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Bedong 08100, Malaysia.
DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.184712


Owing newer technologies in communication, electronic devices such as mobile phone, computer, tablet, and other high-tech devices, have turned out as a best friend for many of us regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, career, and economic status. On the other hand, these devices are playing a vital role in causing behavioral addiction to an individual. Scientifically, such (mobile) phone addiction is characterized as “mobile phone mania,” a state of socio-psychological illness, and it is clinically referred as “nomophobia” (No – Mobile – Phobia). There has been a considerable number of research studies reported on cell phone addiction, and its related health hazards. Those reports were extracted and presented in the following section. Read more…

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