According to the new study carried out by the University of Virginia, constantly being on the alert for your smartphone to ring, can increase symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
This new US study also found that smartphone interruptions can increase levels of inattention and hyperactivity, which are symptoms of ADHD.
ADHD is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity - impulsive behaviour that interferes with functioning or development.
Azani Mosaka spoke to Dr. Shabeer Jeeva, child specialist and adult psychiatrist, about ADHD and what can people do to help their children when affected.
Listen to the conversation below...