Always connected, always stressed

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences consultant psychiatrist Associate Prof Dr Muhammad Najib Mohamad Alwi shares that others should consider gradually putting a limit on their usage of techonology. “Often it takes a lot of discipline and grouped strategies like ground rules on not using social media during social gatherings. That would be a good start,” he adds. —

The ubiquitous smartphone is a tool many cannot live without, but how is this dependency affecting our mental health?

THERE are many moments in a day when Jason Loh* wishes that he doesn’t own a smartphone. Every time it buzzes, he is filled with ­anxiety, expecting requests from bosses and clients that demand his full attention.

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