Technological advancements and our mental health

With the advent and advancement of technology, humans have half turned robots, working day and night in front of screens and surrounded by appliances, devices, and machines. This causes mental health issues in children, teenagers, adults and aged people alike. Let’s have a quick overview of some mental health conditions emerging through use of different technologies.

Smart phones

Excessive use of smartphone can disrupt your sleep, seriously affecting your overall mental health. It can impact your memory, disturb your ability to think clearly, and reduce your cognitive and learning skills. According to researchers, children as young as two are developing mental health problems because of excessive smartphones and tablets use. Just an hour a day in front of a screen can be enough to make children anxious or depressed.

Social media

Young adults with increased use of social media, may experience poorer sleep quality, lower self-esteem and higher levels of anxiety and depression according to researches. The more unmonitored time spent on social media can lead to cyber bullying, social anxiety, depression, and exposure to content that is not age appropriate casing mental health issues.

Robots and machines

With the extended exposure to machine life, people have become lazy and accustomed to stay indoors. This is also impacting our social well-being and physical fitness. With the high demand of robots in every field, humans have become apprehensive and distressed about their job security as robots in the coming years might take over human need in organizations and industries.

More technology less humanity

The rapidly increasing technology based lifestyle has made us less social and more prone to stay connected to our digital world. We are too busy to help someone, listen to others, and connect emotionally with our families.

The world is taken over by technological advancement, though keeping our physical and mental health foremost is significant to a world where humans use technology and not technology manipulates humans.

There are several experiential agencies in Dubai that are keeping mental well-being in mind while integrating technologies in their marketing and branding strategies. The companies providing AR, VR, holograms and artificial intelligence in Dubai are also highlighting mental health issues to generate public awareness.

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