Do you have ‘Nomophobia’ tendency?

Nomophobia -The term is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia“,

Cambridge Dictionary says

Fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it. 

Nomophobia

It’s lack of control over the use of a cell phone,a kind of dependence.

It includes

1.frequent checking of the cell phone,

2.Not bothering about-face to face interaction during discussions.

3.Using the cell phone in an inappropriate place.

4.Feeling restless or anxious without cell phone.

5 Avoiding social interactions.

6.Decline in performance.

7.Easily distracted by e mails, notifications etc.

8.Can become restless when

  • Lose the phone
  • Run out of battery
  • Have no network coverage
  • Can result in panic attacks.
  • Depression rarely.

Researches have shown abnormal changes happening in the brain due to both the excessive use of  cell phone and also because of nomophobia.

Is there any solution for nomophobia ?

All the people whomever I came across I put this question and the answer invariably was ,they are not addicted to mobile phone,and at the same breath they tell me that they can’t imagine life without mobile phone even for a single minute.

I am not sure what exactly they are trying to convey.

I guess there is no proper solution.

Solutions available on the internet are of not much help.

Can you suggest some practical remedies ?

cell-mates

Thank you

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10 Comments »

  1. Took a while to succumb to getting a mobile phone, approx 2007 and am ashamed to say now I dont know what I would do without it which in a way is an exaggeration. I have voicemail if I miss a call and a p.c. at home or library access where I am today for protected time (since deactivating facebook). Realistically I could leave it at home I suppose but I think it is useful in emergencies, either for myself or next of kin.
    Thank you Sri for enabling me to reflect on my usage and look at ways to limit this. There is certainly room for improvement.
    On my visits to The Gambia where electricity coverage is patchy I do somehow become obsessed with being ‘fully charged’ and funnily enough I have recently been thinking of reducing my phone reliance ahead of my December visit. Perhaps focus on my ‘writing’.

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  2. Oh, I know I would not do well without my phone. I have a lot of my anxiety apps on there. But we had a whole state blackout a couple of years ago. I made me search for other ways to calm my anxiety. I still might need those apps though!

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