Three teenage girls lost in the world of smartphone apps and messaging in Trafalgar Square, London. Photo: Alamy

Is Instagram addiction similar to being high on cannabis? New study aims to find out

  • Dr Kara Bagot at UC San Diego is investigating whether social media affects the adolescent brain in the same way as cannabis
  • She says a treatment model for social media addiction can be developed if similar changes in brain activation are found
Topic |   Social media

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Three teenage girls lost in the world of smartphone apps and messaging in Trafalgar Square, London. Photo: Alamy
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