Users of Mobile Phones have been diagnosed with a very peculiar pshycological disorder called NoMoPhobia or No-Mobile-Phobia, the fear of being without your mobile phone . The number of of Nomophobes (as they are called) is increasing everyday. It was found that 66 percent of 1000 people surveyed in the world say they fear losing or being without their phone.
Just four years ago a similar survey found that only 53 per cent of people suffered from nomophobia.
Back then, men were more likely to fear being without their phones, but today women are more concerned about being disconnected.
Females are more vulnerable to this fear. 70 per cent of female respondents fear losing their phones, compared with 61 per cent of male respondants.
However, men are more likely to have two phones than women, which may account for that discrepancy.
People 18-24 tend to be the most nomophobic (77 per cent), followed by people aged 25-34 (68 per cent). The third most nomophobic group is 55 and older.
Is there a cure for nomophobia?
According to the website allaboutcounseling.com, nomophobes can be treated by exposure therapy. First a person can start imagining what it would be like to be without a phone. And then maybe spend small amounts of time away from the phone.
But if it’s really bad, you might consider medication.