The CLICK SYNDROME is the recent phenomenon which is rapidly rising because of excessive usage of Youtube, Whats app & other social media platforms.Everytime we click on our mobile, we are expecting something & when we look at it which satisfies us & at the same time it causes the Dopamine spike, making us feel good.When we keep doing this we get a Dopamine spike & we feel good.Thus becomes our habit. Isn’t it ?
So we get used to this & our Dopamine levels spike up, making us less motivated to do the challenging things in life & makes us do the simple things like checking our Whats app expecting someone would message us & keep watching youtube videos back to back. We tend to jump from one chat to other & one video to other. Each time we click it drains our motivation & makes us distracted as per the researches.That too especially doing this immediately after wake up & just before going bed will disturbs our circadian rhythym.This builds a habit in us where we tend to do easy things first & keep postponing the difficult things.
That too usage of youtube & whats app on mobile drains lot of our motivation as it is difficult to focus on the small screen. The better option is to use them on your laptop.The motivation is like a battery which keeps draining gradually from the time we wake up & by the end of the day it falls low, so we cannot use it effectively to spend time with our family, control our emotions & reflect on what happened today. As we dont have enough motivation we tend to snap out & low motivation drops makes us stressful which compensates by stress eating & boredom eating. The human brain is designed to do one thing at a time, we tend to lack the focus and we start multitasking even for the most important things in life.
WhatsApp addiction and borderline personality disorder: A new therapeutic challenge
WhatsApp application is utilized by almost everyone using smartphone. The impact may cause users to lose the real world interest; their entire emotion may remain restricted to the App. The loss of control, serious interference in everyday life (at school or work) and a constant dependence are some of the symptoms to identify people with WhatsApp dependence.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) characteristics such as feeling of emptiness, getting bored easily, unstable self-image increase the proneness for WhatsApp addiction as these people may use mobile more often to stay in touch with more number of persons. Studies have found that dependent internet users rank high in terms of the feeling of loneliness, affective disorders, low self-esteem, and impulsive behavior
1.NCBI article – WhatsApp addiction and borderline personality disorder: A new therapeutic challenge(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919976/#:~:text=WhatsApp%20application%20is%20utilized%20by,remain%20restricted%20to%20the%20App.(The National Center for Biotechnology Information is part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. It is approved and funded by the government of the United States.)
2.DEEP FOCUS – Cal Newport
3.The One Thing – Gary keller