Increased depression and anxiety on excessive smartphone use
Increase in loneliness, depression and anxiety linked to digital addiction - short science articles and news

Scientists claim that overuse of smartphones could be similar to any other type of addiction. They state that behavioural addiction to smartphones leads to neurological connections similar to those seen in opioid addictions. Further, in a survey of 135 students, researchers found that high use of smartphones led to higher levels of feeling isolation, loneliness, anxiety and depression. This continuous activity gives very little time for the mind and body to relax. Also, this leads to 'semi-tasking' in which people do two or more tasks at the same time but do not focus well on either. Turning off push notifications and limiting our time online could definitely help in the long run.

Read the full story: San Francisco State University
Scientific publication: Neuroregulation