Are you watching this video right now on your smartphone?
If so then you might want to take notes.
New research suggests people who are glued to their mobile devices are actually changing the chemistry of their brains and not in a good way.
Results of a study presented November 30th at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, suggest young people addicted to using their smartphones have a higher risk of depression, anxiety, insomnia and impulsivity.
Addiction to phone uses is dubbed "nomophobia."
Researchers from Korea University developed a quiz to rate nomophobia on a three-tiered scale.
Teenaged test subjects who scored high were found to have increased levels of a neurotransmitter that slows brain signals.
Past research has found increases in these levels can affect concentration,vision and motor control and may also cause drowsiness and anxiety.
The study found the imbalance was corrected after behavioral therapy.
For United News International, I’m Neela Eyunni.