Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different from Substance Abuse, Experts Say

It’s well-known that smartphones or digital addiction can result in many negative mental effects on people over time. Recent research even found it creates a brain imbalance in teens. Now a new study finds that over-attachment to your phone can cause serious social problems — boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation — while worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.