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Internet and Mobile Abuse  How to Overcome?

Author Name: Dr. P.N. Suresh Kumar | Format: Paperback | Genre : Technology & Engineering | Other Details

India's digital journey is one of exuberance. The country had the world's second-largest internet population at over 469.3 million users in 2020. Of these, 390 million users access internet via their mobile phones. With the invention of smart phones, the use of personal computers and laptops for internet connection has become unnecessary. Mobiles are also used to take photos, watching movies and videos and email communication. College students use them as show pieces and compete with each other to  own the latest models. They indulge in crime for money to buy gadgets

The misuse of mobile and internet has inversely affected our relationships, friendships and responsibilities. The addiction becomes uncontrollable as it affects both body and mind. The problem is very serious because the addicts are usually below thirty years of age. Many are now addicted to online games, cybersex, even at the cost of their employment and families.

Many commit suicide and lose interest in academic pursuits.

Chatting, dating, cyber relationships, online gambling/gaming and marital disharmonies have increased phenomenally in recent time. 

Women are trapped in strange relationships developed through Facebook and WhatsApp. E-waste is another emerging global public health issue.

Management of this new generation addiction disorder is not very easy and prevention is the best approach.  This book highlights the tragic state of the  new addiction disorder and tries to persuade addicts to outlive their addiction and seek medical help.

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Dr. P.N. Suresh Kumar

Dr. P.N. Suresh Kumar is an eminent psychiatrist in the field of de-addiction.  He has worked in the discipline for the last two and half decades. More than ten thousand patients have undergone de-addiction treatment under him. Dr.Suresh was awarded the “Best Doctor Award” from Kerala State Government in 2016. He received  “Dr.Vidhya Sagar Mental Health Research Award” from Indian Council for Medical Research in 2018 and various other awards from Indian Psychiatric Society and Indian Medical Association. Dr.Suresh is best known for his public lectures on de-addiction and mental health. He has published many papers in reputed international, national and state journals and written chapters in many text books. He has published many books in simple and scientific language for the public to understand mental health issues. His recent area of interest is internet and mobile addiction - the new generation addictive disorder. The challenges faced while treating this population have been one of the driving forces to pen down this book.