Mar 08, 2018

Anxiety symptoms among social media addicts Featured

Youths who are addicted to social media could develop anxiety symptoms due to the prevailing blockade, warns psychiatrist Rumy Ruban of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.

He has told ‘Lankabima’ that this could have an impact on their personality, family, community and social connections.

Elders should pay attention to such cases, he said.

Facebook is the latest addiction which is not at all good for mental health, said Dr. Ruban.

According to him, elders should encourage youths to take up other entertainment and pastime activities to keep them happy.

Disregard will lead to a worse situation called anxiety disorders, he added.