“Challenges Amidst Connectivity: Analyzing Excessive Mobile Phone Use and Mental Health Struggles among Adolescents”


  • Dipti D. Kolwalkar, Geeta Rani


Adolescents’ life have changed as cell phones have become essential. This study examines how excessive mobile phone use affects adolescents’ mental health. This study examines teenagers’ digital engagement’s prevalence, mechanisms, and effects using academic publications, national surveys, and government sources.

The literature shows that excessive mobile phone use has psychological and cognitive effects. Isolation, digital stress, and cognitive decline are major issues. Gender and socioeconomic position moderate the mental health effects of cell phone use, according to the study. To address these issues, digital well-being programs and parental participation are studied.

The methods section describes source selection and thematic and quantitative assessments. The research uses secondary data ethically.

The paper’s ensuing parts reveal the many ways excessive cell phone use affects teenage mental health. Isolation, connectedness, and emotional well-being highlight the relevance of virtual involvement in adolescents’ life and the emotional toll and loneliness caused by digital participation. Social comparison and mobile phone use are linked to anxiety and digital stress. Cognitive overload, attention issues, and learning impairments are also addressed.

Stakeholders—parents, educators, and mental health professionals—are advised. Parental guidance, internet literacy instruction, and psychologist-provided coping skills are suggested. Calls to action and research suggestions complete the report. To holistically address excessive mobile phone use and enhance teenage well-being in the digital era, collaborative government policies, longitudinal studies, and expanded research are recommended.