The internet has revolutionized the way we live and work, although its benefits haven’t come without consequences. A growing body of research suggests that excessive use of the internet is detrimental to both physical and mental health.

Most of us have either drastically increased our internet usage over the last 20 years, or we have simply never known a world without it. The internet has opened up the entire world of data and research to us, making the very resource that you are now reading not only possible but a source of credible information for you in a place where literally anyone can write and share anything.

The concept of “internet addiction” was first studied in 1996. Since then, there have been many studies linking problematic internet usage to various psychological issues, including anxiety, ADHD, autism, depression, hostility, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder, loneliness and stress.

As my mom always says,” Too much of anything can never be good.” My advice would be to go out and enjoy the sun and nature every now and then.

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