Psychological Problems Of Cell Phone Habits

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PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS Constantly using your cell phones can lead to psychological issues such as phobia. Nomophobia is a sort of discomfort also known as an anxiety discovered to be caused by non-availability of a mobile phone. This term was created after the realization of the addiction of cellphone. Nomophobia can cause an anxiety disorder in which is being tested within this article. I plan to use this in my article to help introduce to the meaning of cellphone addiction and the understanding of why it causes a disorder. Nonmophobia can cause uneasy habits “An analysis of individuals’ communication (King, Valença, & Nardi, 2010) by means of these modern devices revealed certain acquired habits, including “good and bad” feelings, symptoms …show more content…
Constantly checking your phone for new texts messages, thinking your phone is ringing but it was just a then looking at the phone you realize it was just a false alarm. There are worse habits compared to good habits when dealing with Nomophobia. A good outcome would be the ability to store telephone numbers. The unnecessary usage of cell phones can lead to social phobia disorder. “In accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (2000), social phobia disorder (SPD) is described as an anxiety disorder of chronic evolution. It is characterized by intense anxiety in social situations that involve interpersonal contact, performance or both, which can cause extreme anxiety or acute interference in an individual’s daily life. The DSM-IV (2000) emphasizes that in order for an official diagnosis to be made; the disorder must cause significant interference in an important area of the individual’s life (i.e., work, social life, academic activities or leisure).” (King …show more content…
Joining in on therapy session will help take your mind of your phones and help you realize you can live life without it and will stop you from the excessive usage of your cellphone. Morning Side recovery is treatment centers were they also cover the treatment of Nomopobia by conducting a rehabilitation session. When people with this disorder enter the treatment program at Morningside, their phones are collected and they are allowed very limited access to them. “The client is helped to develop more healthy connections and attitudes surrounding people and his or her use of cell phones. Therapy will also teach clients ways of changing their behavior, which makes it easier to deal with the panic attacks associated with nomophobia. For example, for nomophobia, a client may be taught how to use distraction techniques, like running their hands under water, or stepping outside to have a face-to-face conversation with someone. They might also be taught breathing techniques that he or she can use to help keep calm during the stress of a panic attack. Other Morningside staff assists with the regular exercise that burns off stress chemicals and reduces anxiety levels.”( Nomophobia Treatment | Morningside

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