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I am mother of 17 year old boy who is very very much addicted of phone games ,very poor performance in study ,very aggressive n reserve always using phone. Please suggest me what can I do. A Dr. gives him medicines like beteala40, ralihaxy,n elicia 4 for 6 months ,after 6 months I stop giving medicine. Please suggest me medicine is good or counselling is good.

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Mobile phone addiction etc comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.
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