Nowadays, cell phones are practically indispensable in our lives. In it, besides images, videos, documents, we also store our contacts, be they through numbers, or even the famous messengers. The fact is that we are increasingly thirsting for all the features that the devices make available to us.

One day I read that people were freer when telephones were connected to wires. In parts, the idea makes perfect sense. In the old days, when people left their homes, they also left the telephone handsets, without any concern of who could call them, besides, they did not stay by its side, waiting for it to ring. And now? Yes, what now? The answer we already know. We forgot the keys, but the phone, not that one!

The habit of carrying the phone is routine, as we know, for any unforeseen it is there, to get news, record an image, or even have a chat. However, some people go further, and they feel very uncomfortable having to stay away from their devices, away from all the information they can bring. The same goes for other technologies, such as computers and tablets. This exacerbated fear of losing a continuous bond with technology has a name: Nomophobia.

What is nomophobia? The so-called smartphone addictionCan not live without the cell phone? Maybe you suffer from nomophobia.

The name of the psychological disorder is the combination of “no mobile phobia”. The nomophobia brings a resistant discomfort, anguish, irritability and other bad feelings that stay away from the cell phone or computer results. In extreme cases, the habit can lead to depression. Some people who stay away from their devices, besides presenting emotional symptoms, can also have physical symptoms, such as nausea, headache, heart rate acceleration, sweating, among others. The matter really is serious.

The fear of being incommunicado leads many people to have worrying episodes. Identifying the problem is not so simple, and some signs need to be assessed.

Know some symptoms of nomophobia:

  1. Use the cell phone when you are not feeling well;
  2. Be extremely distressed when you do not have your cell phone;
  3. Losing family, social and even work commitments by spending a lot of time on the cell phone;
  4. Physical and emotional discomfort when not staying away from the device;
  5. Losing affective or labor ties due to the time spent on the cell phone.

If you have identified yourself with the symptoms mentioned above, you may need to find a way to try to stay away from the device without suffering any negative effects. The ideal is that the person finds alternatives to take the role of the cell phone in their life. If you can not, you may need to seek professional help. Do not forget that any exaggeration may not be ideal, even if it does not cause problems for others.


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