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Smartphone Addiction Is a Reason for Depression among Adolescence and Early Adult Students of Kolkata City | Original Article

Mita Dasgupta*, A. S. Rathore, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Undoubtedly Smartphone is extremely essential to us, nowadays all aspects of education, researches, information, business, entertainment, sports, travel and other daily activities require smartphone, but its effects and more usage on our society environment and adolescents and young student health is highly debatable. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of smartphone addiction and its association with depression among adolescence and early adult college going student in Kolkata city. Today the most used gadget in the world is smartphone. The term ‘Smartphone’ first appeared in 1997, when Eriksson described its GS 88 ‘Penelope’ concept as a smartphone. Addiction is considered by WHO [ Expert Committee – 1964] as dependence, as the continuous use of something for the sake of relief, comfort, or stimulation, which often causes cravings when it is absent.