Smartphone Dependency Study Links Anxiety, Depression And Loneliness

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:15pm
Updated: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:07pm

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What would we do without our smartphones, without being able to stay in touch with friends or catch the latest news immediately or watch a movie on a really tiny screen?

Many of us have become dependent to the point that smartphones are almost like a new appendage, and for teens who’ve never known a world without smartphones, the absence would be even more dramatic.

Matthew Lapierre, assistant professor at the University of Arizona, has released a study on smartphone dependency and which came first: loneliness that leads to dependency on the phones or depression related to that dependency.

He joined The Show to talk about his research.

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