Vijay Kumar Khatri, Dr Deepti Arora
Abstract: Mobile phones is said to be the new epidemic of this century. India is the largest market for mobile phone users in the world and medical students are no exception to it. On one side wherein the mobile phones are helpful in their study purpose, they also face the likelihood of a possible addiction liability to mobile phones. New operating systems like android and the applications relevant to medical study are helpful, but on the flipside, mobile phones pose a threat in terms of psychological dependence. In this article an attempt has been made to give emphasis on health related adverse effects of mobile phone addiction among medical students.
Keywords: Smartphones, Medical students, Addiction, Psychological health and behaviour