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Blackberry Email Can Get Dangerously Addictive

by Medindia Content Team on  August 24, 2006 at 7:43 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Blackberry Email Can Get Dangerously Addictive
Experts have warned the users of Blackberry email devices on its addictive qualities.

The health experts have warned that the devices could get so addictive that owners might need to be slowly moved away from using them with treatment that is similar to that given to drug users.
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The study, which had been carried out by Rutgers University School, in New Jersey, claims that the Blackberry is stimulating a rise in email and internet addiction. They stated that to have found that with the sufferers are able to survive only a few minutes without checking for new mail.

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These palm held devices are nicknamed 'Crackberries' as it has been found that users quickly become hooked on them, seriously causing damage to their mental health. These gadgets were launched in 1999, and were quickly absorbed by businessmen all over, calling it a lifesaver, as the gadget combined a phone with an access to the internet, thereby giving the owners the means to access their mails anywhere.

Professor Gayle Porter who led the study, while cautioning the users that the effects of becoming addicted to the device can be 'devastating,' further stated that, "Employers provide programs to help workers with chemical or substance addictions. Addiction to technology can be equally damaging to a worker's mental health."
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