August 11, 2022

Mobile phones have become a ubiquitous part of modern life. They serve as a great connector, personal organizer, online shopping tool, calendar, alarm clock, and mobile bank.

They are very beneficial but interdependence on it brings about addiction


Nomophobia is a recently coined out fear to describe the fear of being without a phone.

A lot of have fear of losing their phone, their battery being exhausted which leads to increased anxiety and depression, a lower sense of overall well-being, decreased grades. It occurs more frequently in teenagers and young adults


Symptoms of Nomophobia

  • Worry, fear or panic when you are without your phone or unable to use it
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Tightness in chest
  • Trouble breathing normally
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Feeling dizzy or disconnected
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Perspiration


Their usage of phones often affects their relationships or even gets in the way of their work at school. Many homophobes are known to be loners


Causes of Nomophobia

  • When there is a lack of discipline or self-control when they are insecure, get easily bored, have no recreational hobbies, then this phobia is experienced
  • Cell phones are readily available everywhere and used by people of all ages today


Effects of Nomophobia

  • It makes anyone affected neglect other aspects of their life
  • It causes nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased grades for students
  • How to overcome Nomophobia
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Set boundaries
  • Turn off cell phones at least an hour before bed
  • Turn off notifications
  • Establish free phone zones

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