Scientists have zapped an electrical current to people's brains to erase distressing memories, part of an ambitious quest to better treat ailments such as mental trauma, psychiatric disorders and drug addiction.
This addiction is defined as spending more than seven hours a day using the phone and experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia and depression when cut off from the device.
Every day I see variations at both the beginning and end of life: a young man abandoned by friends as he struggles with opioid addiction; an older woman getting by on tea and toast, no longer able to clean her cluttered apartment.
Severe drug addiction caused him physical and mental pain, even threatening his life at times.
Experts believe it will be a powerful measure to prevent minors' Internet addiction.
I grew up very poor and with a single mom in the throws of addiction.
While telling your child to "stop crying" isn't emotional child abuse per se, your child may still need help with depression, addiction, or other issues later in life.
Dhruv Khullar wrote about working as a physician and treating dying patients who are all alone, from old people who can't take care of themselves to young men struggling with addiction.
It steals their free time and makes the whole family suffer from the father's video game addiction.
Politicians have clashed over plans to legalise casinos in Japan for the past 15 years, with strong opposition based largely around fears of gambling addiction and other social fall-out such as organised crime.
In the process, she became a foot soldier in the battle to wean China off its addiction to C-sections.
'If the first thing you do in the morning is check your phone and the last thing you do at night is check your phone, that is indicative of addiction behaviour,' Dr Carter said.
It has brought an epidemic of mass addiction.
Drinking too much coffee It's always hard to turn down a coffee but GP and Skincare Specialist on behalf of Skincere, Dr Anita Sturnham, has revealed how your coffee addiction can be ruining your skin.
If you can take two weeks off altogether itshows you have overcome all gadget addiction, and like a modern-day tycoon cancontrol when you work —and when you don't.
New research from the University of Derby on "smartphone addiction and its related psychological characteristics" claims that the more you use your phone, the higher the risk of becoming addicted.
Like tennis elbow or golfer's elbow, an addiction to selfie-taking can cause a pain in your primary pic-snapping elbow, according to a report.
" So perhaps the answer to our addiction to "likes" is simply to focus on something larger than ourselves - a tall order, but a worthy one.
On the other hand, as the picture warns us, too much smartphone addiction interferes with people's real-life communication.
Whether it is an addiction or not, two-thirds of parents -- 66% -- feel their teens spend too much time on their mobile devices, and 52% of teens agree, according to the poll.