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Addiction

New Bill Would Ban ‘Addictive’ Social Media Tricks, Alter Instagram Forever

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Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a new bill designed to ban the “addictive” tricks used by social networking services to hook users and increase the amount of time they spend on their platforms.

Phone addiction creating absent parents and disengaged teens

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It's easy to get lost in your cell phone with texting, calling and social media. You might be surprised to know how all that activity can up to multiple hours spent on mobile devices throughout the day.

People we spoke to admitted to spending three to 10 hours a day on their devices, but the numbers can be much higher for other people.

Therapist Dr. Joseph Marzano said he is seeing an increase in the number of people who come into his office with issues caused by cell phones. It can be as serious as a gambling addiction.

The Truth About Teen Social Media Addiction

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Experts have found a correlation between increased social media usage and depression and anxiety, especially in teens.

Debate Continues Over Social Media Addiction

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One psychologist says that "Likes" and comments activate the same reward system in the brain as cocaine use.

As medical professionals and researchers continue to debate whether there is a clinical definition for social media or internet addiction, some experts say that swiping, "liking" and commenting can be just as addictive as cocaine and opioids.

Dr. Tara Emrani, a psychologist at New York University Langone Health, told Fox News that social media interactions can release dopamine in the brain, activating the same reward system as addictive drugs.

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