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Addicted to tech? A brain chemical imbalance may be to blame

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 Source NewsScientist - By Timothy Revell

Glued to your phone? A chemical imbalance in your brain may be to blame – a finding that may lead to new treatments for people who believe they are addicted to technology.

A study of teenagers who are “addicted” to their smartphones or the internet has found that people who struggle with so-called tech addiction seem to have more of a chemical that slows down brain signals, and less of a chemical that makes neurons more active.

Those who were addicted had more of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which is thought to help regulate anxiety, but less of the chemical glutamate, which causes neurons to become electrically excited.

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Theo Chambers
06 October 2018
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Theo Chambers
21 December 2017
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