KGMU clinic offers hope for kids suffering from online addiction

  • | Friday | 29th March, 2019

We have observed that more boys suffer than girls,” said Dr Agarwal.In Vansh’s case, it was about addiction to online gaming and cartoons. He would hit people in the family and break things if stopped from watching cartoons or playing games on the phone. A research by Dr Vivek Agarwal of the department of psychiatry at KGMU on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) conducted on 70 patients found that 60% of them were suffering from digital addiction of some kind. He would refuse food or studies and turn violent if not allowed access to a phone. LUCKNOW: A bright student, six-year-old Vansh gradually became disinterested in studies and started making excuses to skip school a few months ago.His behaviour even turned violent.

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