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Cell Phones Linked to Depression

Updated on May 2, 2013

Cell Phones and Depression

It's easy to see how cell phones can depress you especially, if the news is bad.

Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit shows that cell phone radiation is linked to insomnia, headaches, and depression.

Suffering From "Cell Phone Overexposure"

According to a report in the British newspaper "The Independent," sweeping new research has linked the radiation emitted by mobile phones to such symptoms as confusion, sleeping problems and chronic headaches.

Scientists studying 35 men and 35 women found that using the phones before bed delays and shortens the deep stages of sleep—the part of sleep that allows the brain and body to repair and rejuvenate from the day's wear and tear.

In children and teens, who tend to use their phones late at night, the study found that the sleep disturbances caused by the radiation can trigger depression, mood swings, ADHD-like symptoms, personality changes, impair concentration and academic performance.

It seems that the radiation from mobile phones can make it difficult to both fall and stay asleep. The radiation can delay and shorten the deep stages of sleep, important since this is when your brain and body repair and rejuvenate, making exposure linked to headaches, difficulty in concentrating, depression, and personality changes.

Use a Headset

Even with the vast array of headsets available, people still put cell phones up to their ear.

The connection between sleep and depression is more of a deprivation problem than a chemical imbalance. This doesn't mean that this continuous habit can't lead to more severe problems which are compounded by the ignorance of the cause.

Over time, lack of sleep can cause chemical imbalances that are root causes of depression. From there depression can turn into other illnesses, both mental and physical. Some of the signs are:

  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Obesity
  • Digestive Disorder

The improper use of cell phones can cause depressive disorders. Studies take time and It as these studies unfold they will probably reveal more then just depression as a side-effect.

In the mean time we need to know what kind of tests we can take to detect depressive problems?

Tests for Depression

It's a complex chain of events that can cause depression. As mentioned before an innocent device such as a cell phone can sleep disorders, interruptions, and TBD radio wave damage.

The more obvious things that cause depression are: Toxins, chemicals, pesticides, emotions, these are things we know exist now.

Tests for Depression

Your doctor can order a battery of tests to determine toxicity levels and allergic substances causing illness. Finding out the underlying cause will be the start to finding a cure.

The interchange of physical and mental health is evident, this can be a big factor in improving depressive situations.

The medical system has cornered the market on treatments and the major of times their treatments consist of pills and drugs. Is this the best treatment for long term help?

Natural Treatments for Depression

Depression is usually a reaction to a cause. if you can pinpoint the cause, then you can control the reaction, but this is easier said than done.

In the absence of finding a cause, treatment is the next best thing.

Your doctor should always be in the loop of whatever treatment methods you decide on pursuing. Nature gives use quite a few options to use when we are trying to deal with health issues.

For example: sweating is natures way of removing toxins, but sometimes even sweating can't reach down to a cellular level and this requires a different approach. Since there are a variety of options for detoxifying, we can't recommend just one because each individual has different needs.

Depression is a a horrible disease that can take control of your life in a negative way. Finding those things that trigger depression is a gigantic first step. Depression is exhausting, it can lead to further complications and reversing depression requires a lot of energy.

At the health hub you'll find more information on how to deal with depression and options to treat it. The good news is "you can get back your life," other people have and so can you!


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    • rb11 profile image

      rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      I do believe the lawyers will make the connection one day and as humans often do they become addicted. This in itself can cause depression. I appreciate your comment as always.


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      Mobile Phones 8 years ago from India

      I, as an electronics and communication engineer don't believe in this. Science still has to proof this.

    • rb11 profile image

      rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      The medical system and drug companies won't complain to much..

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      dabeaner 8 years ago from Nibiru

      Look for a brain tumor epidemic as kids and teenagers who have them glued to their ears get older.

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      guidebaba 8 years ago from India


    • rb11 profile image

      rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks, I just finished yours and it will complement this one, I will link to yours also...

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      guidebaba 8 years ago from India

      Great Hub. I have linked this hub with my last hub of Mobile phone Technology.

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      rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      It's funny how we got along for so many years just fine w/o these and now well, you see people of all ages having fun with their new toy.

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      BetsyIckes 8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is interesting. I find some people get depressed over not having a cell phone too! (my teenage daughter lol)