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Nomophobia

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Another name for mobile phone addiction is nomophobia!

The word nomophobia comes from No Mobile Phobia. That is, the fear that people feel in the absence of a mobile phone is called nomophobia. People with this phobia have an extra emotional connection to their mobile phone so they can't live without it for a moment. In today's age of technology, men are more affected by this phobia than women

Symptoms of nomophobia:

1. Feeling anxious, frustrated, scared, panic when you can't use your mobile phone or your phone's battery charge is low. Feeling uncomfortable when someone else picks up the phone.

2. Spending hours with mobile. Carry the phone in the bathroom, bath, eating, sleeping. Feeling helpless without mobile.

3. Having phantom vibration syndrome. That is, to feel the vibration of the phone even if the mobile phone does not vibrate.

4. Excessive mobile use reduces dopamine levels in the brain. As a result, people lose the motivation to do new things.

5. Physical symptoms: difficulty breathing, body trembling, sweating, dizziness, increased heart rate.

Causes of nomophobia:

Nomophobia is called modern phobia. No specific cause of this phobia has yet been discovered. Excessive reliance on technology, fear of not being able to communicate with loved ones, fear of being alone, etc. are considered as the causes of this phobia.

Treatment of nomophobia:

There is no specific treatment for nomophobia. If this phobia occurs, you must first try to control yourself. You have to keep yourself away from mobile for some time every day, focus on creative work. The use of social media should be minimized as much as possible. It is better to keep the mobile out of reach while sleeping. Try to spend time with family and friends. If you can't control these, you need the help of a psychiatrist. Nomophobia is treated with general CBT therapy, exposure therapy, medication.

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Good one

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2 years ago

I read about this fear the other day just on the platform, and I really had no idea it existed. All this together with the technology went too far, I almost lost my phone for a few days and it was nothing terrible, everything as usual ... I don't understand people who are so burdened that they have a phobia if something happens to the phone or they lose it

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2 years ago

Great article and certainly something I can relate to! I get 'phantom vibration syndrome' sometimes. So what would you call it if people have fear of missing out (fomo) as a result of not having their mobile phone? Would it be fomonomophobia?

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