Problematic smartphone use: A conceptual overview and systematic review of relations with anxiety and depression psychopathology.

  title={Problematic smartphone use: A conceptual overview and systematic review of relations with anxiety and depression psychopathology.},
  author={Jon D. Elhai and Robert D. Dvorak and Jason C. Levine and Brian J. Hall},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},

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