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Negative Effects of Dependence on Streaming Video Services

Negative Effects of Dependence on Streaming Video Services

Negative Effects of Dependence on Streaming Video Services
Negative Effects of Dependence on Streaming Video Services

A man from India is claimed to be the first person to become addicted to video streaming services. Now he is undergoing a rehabilitation program.

an unidentified man from India has reportedly become addicted to video streaming services. This man is known to be 26 years old, unemployed, and is currently undergoing a rehabilitation program after reportedly spending 7 hours binge-watching every day watching shows on the video streaming service from the United States for 6 consecutive months.

Yes, with this “unique” report, India officially became the first country in the world to have cases of addiction to video streaming services. Now this man is known to be undergoing treatment at the Service for Healthy Use of Technology clinic at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India. The center also treats patients with drink addiction and alcohol abuse  including those who are addicted to technologies such as gaming and social media.

The dangers of binge-watching for physical and mental health

Negative Effects of Dependence on Streaming Video Services
Negative Effects of Dependence on Streaming Video Services

Binge-watching will lead to sleep deprivation if you watch it late at night. Possible health problems, including obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and decreased memory function and learning abilities.

The body’s immunity can also be affected as the hormone cortisol (stress hormone) increases. Because these conditions cause suppression of the immune system, a person is more susceptible to attacks by the common cold and flu.

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