Mobile phone use may worsen depression


PUMP, or Problematic Use of Mobile Phone, happens when users turn to their phones instead of in-person contact to alleviate depression, according to a new study in Computers in Human Behavior.

Lead author Jung-Hyun Kim concluded, "Engaging in more face-to-face interaction can work as an antidote to the development of problematic mobile phone use."

Probably the best thing to do is meet up with a friend and stare into their eyes for ten minutes.

Alleviating depression only to become problematic mobile phone users: Can face-to-face communication be the antidote? (via PsyPost)

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