“You check it in the bathroom. You check it at the movies. You check it when you’re having dinner with your friends,” Markham Heid writes for TIME Magazine. “But you wouldn’t say you’re addicted — and most experts would agree with you.”
““Only a small percentage of people qualify as addicted,” says Dr. David Greenfield, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut and founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction,” Heid writes. “‘But many people overuse their smartphones,’ [Greenfield says].”
“The line between overuse and addiction is gray,” Heid writes. “But Greenfield says you’re moving into addiction territory when you can’t stop using your phone even when it’s harming your life. Whether you’re in a work meeting or behind the wheel, ‘if you can’t help being on it even when you know you shouldn’t be, that loss of control is the hallmark of an addiction,’ he says.”
What to do if you think you’re addicted to your iPhone in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Heres’ what you do, if you’re addicted to your iPhone:
Go get yourself an Apple Watch. Problem solved!