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In the study of U.S. college students, excessive internet use was found to be associated with sleep deprivation, academic under-achievement, poor exercise habits, decreased face-to-face interactions, depression, and decreased concentration. Depression, boredom and stress were common triggers of intensive Internet use in this group.



PLoS One. 2015 Feb 3;10(2):e0117372.    (retrieved Feb, 2015). There are currently 887 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2019 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.