Combating mobile phone addiction in children through homoeopathy
Author(s): Ahamed Mohideen AT and PR Sisir
Abstract: The amount of time that the children spend on mobile phones has been increased drastically, added to the development of applications, learning features, gaming had made children more vulnerable to use more time. When speaking about safe and efficient way of treatment in managing such problems, Homoeopathy has an upper hand due to its individualistic and holistic approach. So, this study is mainly concentrating to determine the efficacy of homoeopathic medicines in management of mobile phone addiction in children. A sample of 15 cases screened and diagnosed with Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire (modified) to have mobile phone addiction is taken from the hospital in Kulasekharam. After analyzing for a period of time, 73% (11 cases) showed marked improvement, followed by slight improvement in 7% (1 case) and no improvement in 20% (3 cases). Hence, Homoeopathy found to be effective in controlling mobile phone addiction in children.