First case of streaming platform addiction discovered in India

In India, a 26-year-old unemployed youth was admitted to a clinic for severe Netflix addiction. He spends seven hours a day there.

What if your love of Netflix could turn pathological? In India, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) in Bangalore (south of the country) is currently welcoming a 26-year-old unemployed youth whose love for streaming platforms has gone beyond limits: he consumes seven hours a day of content that consumes his daily life , said a local daily Hindu.

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Contacted by BFMTV, the institution confirmed that the patient was real and was undergoing treatment at the clinic. According to doctor Manoj Kumar Sharma, the young man uses Netflix to escape reality, and listening to the streaming platform is his first instinct when he wakes up in the morning. and the impact on his health was serious, as he suffered from eyestrain and sleep disorders. To “detoxify” him, the doctors forced him to do relaxation exercises and helped him get a job.

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