Non-Chemical Addictions You May Not Perceive As Addictions

SMARTPHONES: You can't quit it, can you? You keep it with you all the time and check it every few minutes. You work too much because you can't turn it off on the weekend. You ignore the people you're having dinner with to catch a text or a post from someone miles away. Get help … Continue reading Non-Chemical Addictions You May Not Perceive As Addictions

Is Social Media Addiction a New Type of Psychiatric Condition?

When people say that they’re “addicted” to Facebook or social media, is it the same thing as being addicted to drugs or alcohol? According to estimates, the number of social media users around the world can skyrocket from almost a billion in 2010 to over three billion by 2021. Out of all the social networking sites (SNS), Facebook is at the top … Continue reading Is Social Media Addiction a New Type of Psychiatric Condition?

Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like ‘behavioral cocaine’

Silicon Valley insiders tell the BBC about social media's deliberate addictive qualities. Social media companies work hard to get us addicted to their services, Silicon Valley insiders have reportedly revealed. Features such as infinite scroll and Likes keep people looking at their phones for longer than necessary and feed on their insecurities, they told the BBC's … Continue reading Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like ‘behavioral cocaine’