Neural Correlates of Smartphone Dependence in Adolescents

  title={Neural Correlates of Smartphone Dependence in Adolescents},
  author={Olga Tymofiyeva and Justin P. Yuan and Roma Kidambi and Chiung‐Yu Huang and Eva Henje and Mark L Rubinstein and Namasvi Jariwala and Jeffrey E. Max and Tony T. Yang and Duan Xu},
  journal={Frontiers in Human Neuroscience},
Increases in depressive and suicide-related symptoms among United States adolescents have been recently linked to increased use of smartphones. Understanding of the brain mechanisms that underlie the potential smartphone dependence may help develop interventions to address this important problem. In this exploratory study, we investigated the neural mechanisms underlying potential smartphone dependence in a sample of 19 adolescent volunteers who completed self-assessments of their smartphone… Expand

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