NOMOPHOBIA,(Unable to Do Without your Phone), A SYNDROME THAT AFFECTS ALL HUMANS. (MUST READ)

NOMOPHOBIA,(Unable to Do Without your Phone), A SYNDROME THAT AFFECTS ALL HUMANS. (MUST READ)


Nomophobia is a proposed name for the phobia of being out of cellular phone contact
According to Bianchi and Philips (2005) psychological factors are involved in the overuse of a mobile phone.



These could include low self-esteem (when individuals looking for reassurance use the mobile phone in inappropriate ways) and extroverted personality (when naturally social individuals use the mobile phone to excess). It is also highly possible that nomophobic symptoms may be caused by other underlying and preexisting mental disorders, with likely candidates including social phobia or social anxiety disorder, social anxiety and panic disorder,



The term, an abbreviation for "no-mobile-phone phobia"was coined during a 2008 study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization evaluating anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. The study found that nearly 53% of mobile phone users in Britain tend to be anxious when they "lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage". The study, sampled 2,163 people, found that about 58% of men and 47% of women suffer from the phobia, and an additional 9% feel stressed when their mobile phones are off. 55% of those surveyed cited keeping in touch with friends or family as the main reason that they got anxious when they could not use their mobile phones

Advancement in technology has impacted greatly on our ways of life. This can be observed in our attachment to modern technological gadgets.
For many, especially the Millennial, life does not exist without technology. Thus, most people have developed a lifestyle that cannot be divorced from their mobile phone.

This psychological distortion is known as "Nomophobia” or ‘no mobile phone phobia’.

Nomophobia is described as the fear of being without or unable to access one’s mobile phone. This habit has a propensity to negatively impact all human endeavours – work, relationship and social interaction.

“People with Nomophobia actually experience feelings of fear, anxiety and some people actually report panic just at the thought of not having their phone,” said Dr Elizabeth Waterman, a clinical psychologist.

These symptoms show you may be suffering from “Nomophobia”, but you did not know.

1.    Feeling extremely anxious without your phone. 


If you cannot stay a few minutes away from your mobile device, then it is a sign you may be suffering from this mobile phone addiction.

Psychological instability due to not having your mobile is a symptom of Nomophobia.

2.    Impulsively checking your phone for notification(s)


Keeping a constant watch of the phone for notification(s) is a symptom of Nomophobia. Please note that this does not extend to a situation you are expecting an urgent message from someone.

3.    Having a fear of running out of battery. 


Moving around with your phone charger, and always looking for power plug are signs you may be developing addictions to your mobile device.

4.    Sleeping with your phone. 



When your phone is always under your pillow or a hand stretch away while sleeping, then you may be suffering from Nomophobia.

5.    Phone check as first daily action. 


As you are opening your eyes in bed, before u say your morning devotion, you will first have to check your phone, maybe of any notifications or any other personal activities on  the phone, in which am even not excluded as been Nomophobic for many years. 

Other symptoms includes:

anxiety
respiratory alterations
trembling
perspiration
agitation
disorientation
tachycardia

Emotional symptoms
depression
panic
fear
dependence
rejection
low self-esteem
loneliness

Possible Treatment to Nomophobia. 

Currently, scholarly accepted and empirically proven treatments are very limited due to its relatively new concept. However, promising treatments include cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and combined with pharmacological interventions. Treatments using tranylcypromine and clonazepam were successful in reducing the effects of nomophobia.


View: Everyone in this world are all Nomophobic unless those who people who are not phone fanatic. 
Thus, inadequate electricity supplies or lack of electricity outrage can results into one being Nomophobic. 

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