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India opens clinic to help people “addicted” to mobile phones and video games

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4439 (Published 04 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4439
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

India’s first centre for dealing with “technology addiction,” the SHUT (Service for Healthy Use of Technology) clinic, opened on 1 April at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience’s centre for wellbeing in Bangalore.1

Opening at weekends, the clinic has so far catered mainly to adolescents aged 14 to 18, who are usually brought in by concerned parents worried about their excessive use of mobile phones or video games.

In an unpublished study funded …

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