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The Digitalization has brought many positive things in our lifes. Unfortunately, not all effects are positive. Suicide thoughts, attempts and plans have increased recently. From 8% in 2012 to over 13% in 2017. The increasing number for suicide thoughts are linked to 12-25 year young people. Our next generation.
This numbers clearly shows the connection between smartphone use and the thoughts. Both numbers are rising and therefore a presumption can be done.
The current stage of knowledge between depression thoughts and digitalization:
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Suggestion on this topic: Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.