Chung-Ying Lin: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Amir H. Pakpour: Jönköping University, Sweden
Zubair Ahmed Ratan: University of Wollongong, Australia
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 1 February 2024
BMC Psychiatry is calling for submissions to our Collection on Smartphone and Internet Addiction.
Mobile phones and internet use have become an important part of modern life, and for many of us, they have become essential tools. However, the excessive use of smartphones and the internet may have negative effects on our daily lives, such as affecting our relationships, work productivity, daily activities, and sleep quality. Moreover, some individuals may develop dependence on such technologies that can lead to withdrawal symptoms when not using them. While the concept of smartphone and internet addiction has not been officially confirmed, this collection aims to explore the potential mental and physical health impacts of excessive smartphone and internet use, including symptoms of withdrawal and tolerance.