If the very thought of being without your smartphone brings you out in a cold sweat you could be suffering from a form of technology addiction. New research has found that more than half of gadget owners (53%) worldwide admit to suffering anxiety when they can’t use their phones and added having a tech detox was ‘as stressful as a trip to the dentist or even their own wedding day.’ The number of people being treated for this addiction has risen over the past year and around 1 in 8 people in the UK now exhibit signs of being hooked on their gadgets.
‘When people feel an uncomfortable sense of withdrawal when not online, we know that the relationship with technology is not being managed properly,’ said Dr Graham from the Nightingale Hospital, a mental health hospital based in central London.
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