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