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3rd Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 24-26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

GAB 2021

Challenges and approaches in the management of Digital craving

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2021 - Ramesh Nagarajappa
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University, India
Title : Challenges and approaches in the management of Digital craving


Addiction is a horrible disease, and no one wishes to see someone they love go through it. Digital devices have largely occupied all the fields and taken the place of almost everything in our life activities. we’re all spending too much time on our phones and computers. The average American stares at a screen - usually one connected to the internet - for 11 hours a day.

As internet has become increasingly matted in our lives, experts have raised concerns around the concept of people having an internet addiction. Internet addiction, often referred to as internet addiction disorder (IAD), isn’t a recognized condition in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Still, many psychologists argue that excessive internet use should be treated the same as other types of addiction.

As with other types of addiction, there’s no single cause of internet addition. Several factors can play a role in the development of addiction. These factors vary from person to person. A person suffering from addiction deals with a daily obsession to use, and is constantly faced with triggers and temptations that can lead to major health issues. Many individuals can’t get rid of technology entirely, and they are unable to focus on other parts of life. A digital detox can help them lower the stress and physical effects of constant technology use.

This digital detox refers to a period of time when a person refrains from using tech devices such as smartphones, televisions, computers, tablets, and social media. Similarly, various approaches can be planned to overcome the suffering from internet use, and those effects will be appreciated if it is holistic.


Prof (Dr). Ramesh Nagarajappa, graduated from the prestigious Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India in 1999. I am presently working as a Professor and Head, in the Department of Public Health Dentistry affiliated to Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) at Bhubaneswar in India. I have a post-graduation teaching experience of over 21 years and guiding both PhD and MDS students. I have also authored 130 publications in various international and national reputed journals. Been a regular reviewer too in many journals. I do have an experience of delivering scientific presentations and chairing scientific sessions in various conferences.