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Doctoral Thesis | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Prevalence of Cell Phone Addiction and Its Relation with Anxiety: A Cross-Sectional Study among Young Indian Medical Students
Abstract: Cell phones have made our lives easier and have become indispensable for everyday life; however, their uncontrolled and excessive use can trigger ?cell phone addiction?. Cell phone addiction is a rising public health issue, particularly among young people around the world. Cell phone overuse really becomes a problem is when they have underlying anxiety or depression. This can exacerbate it or make their symptoms to manifest. There is a dearth of empirical research about cell phone addiction and its impacts on young adults. This cross-sectional study is an attempt to fill this gap. Data was collected from 145 medical students in the age group of 18 to 24. My study revealed that 32 out of the 145 students suffered from moderate to severe cell phone addiction. Females were found to be ore addicted to cell phones than males. Cell phone addiction among final year students were far less compared to the other years. Almost half the students accepted that they used their cell phones to tide over their down time. A positive correlation was found between cell phone addiction and anxiety. But the hypothesis needs further evaluation. A bigger sample would give better opportunity to comment on the existence of a relationship between cell phone addiction and an anxiety.
Keywords: Cell phone addiction, anxiety, medical students, addiction, cell phone
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 1603 - 1608