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Fear of losing a mobile phone

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:18 am
by CamGirl
This is the first time I encountered the word "nomophobia". I'm not sure if I'm correct with the term but its linked to smartphone addiction. Perhaps, it could be related to excessive use of mobile phones and it becomes a fear of losing it? Any thoughts? If ever, how does a person stop or cope with it?

Re: Fear of losing a mobile phone

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:04 am
by WickerBrown
Yup! I heard about nomophobia but its difficult to cope with such addiction without any support of our family. Another thing is, the person affected by such behavioral disorder must be willing to undergo treatment too.

Re: Fear of losing a mobile phone

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:29 am
by CamGirl
WickerBrown wrote:Yup! I heard about nomophobia but its difficult to cope with such addiction without any support of our family. Another thing is, the person affected by such behavioral disorder must be willing to undergo treatment too.


What type of treatment will be best for nomophobia?

Re: Fear of losing a mobile phone

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:13 pm
by caleighsss
It depends how old the person is. If he or she is still a child, there are available apps to put limits on the usage. And of course, it will all depend on how the parents would discipline the children. But if we're talking about adults, then a professional help is needed. A therapist would play a big role here.

Re: Fear of losing a mobile phone

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:59 am
by CamGirl
caleighsss wrote:It depends how old the person is. If he or she is still a child, there are available apps to put limits on the usage. And of course, it will all depend on how the parents would discipline the children. But if we're talking about adults, then a professional help is needed. A therapist would play a big role here.


Thanks for that information! I'm referring to all ages. I may agree about an adult that needs a therapist to cope with it. Actually, I have browsed a site (https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/depression) that might help.