Smartphones are an essential part of most people’s lives. Smartphones allow us to connect with friends and family at all times.
American study warns that the crippling feeling of not being around your phone may trigger risk of depression and anxiety.
According to the researchers, overuse of smartphones may begin forming neurological connections in the brain.
Peper explained, “The behavioral addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to how opioid addiction is experienced by people taking Oxycontin for pain relief — gradually.”
The researcher’s team surveyed 135 San Francisco State students for this study. They found those students who overused their phones have higher levels of feeling isolated, lonely, depressed and anxious. The researcher also said these students are multitalented and multitasked because they spent their lot of time on social media. For relaxing their body and mind, they wasted little time in studied, watched other media and eat out.
According to the study, depression is fast becoming a global cause of worry. The symptoms of depression include a loss of interest in friends and usual activities; sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, early morning awakening, or oversleeping; anxiety, irritability, or restlessness, low energy, and fatigue.
You can battle depression through ayurvedic remedies. These are as follows:
It helps in relieving stress and anxiety in which active compounds like steroidal lactones, saponins, alkaloids, and withanolides are present that provide antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties.
Brahmi is a small perennial creeping herb. It helps the body to act as an adaptogen which means adapt to new or stressful situations. It gives relief from anxiety and nervousness and helps the mind to keep calm.
3. Spikenard (Jatamansi)
Jatamansi is known to be a natural tonic for the brain. The roots of jatamansi are used for the medicinal purposes in Ayurveda.
4. Peppermint (Pudina)
It helps calm the frazzled nerves and has a cooling effect. It contains vitamin A and C, minerals including magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, folate, copper and potassium.