Many people have opinions on the stress of technology and its effects, and its far-reaching implications. Technology is very popular and pervasive, and this stress, added to already well-known problems caused by the digital age, will no doubt put it at the center of the health debate.
The age of information technology is like a silver cloud with a gray lining. We could not accomplish parallel levels of work product and efficiency by any other means, but there have been many health implications. Our ability to acquire information in an instant is believed to be making disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worse than ever before.
In general, levels of social anxiety are expected to rise as a result of our technological advances. World events, our social lives and our friends’ social lives are in our thoughts more than ever before, leaving those who are more susceptible to anxiety on a knife edge. The information era has exploded, and we are being bombarded with high levels of information that we would have never thought possible (or even useful) just a decade ago. It is all very complicated, and with this comes anxiety quite naturally (1).
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