Cell Phone Addiction Is Officially a Thing and It’s Called Nomophobia

If you’re obsessively checking your phone and you feel anxious when you’re not on the grid, you could be suffering from nomophobia (which is officially a thing, apparently). Nomophobia is a fancy term for “cell phone addiction.” A psychologist in California has been offering group therapy sessions focused on treating people who fear being without their phones.

“Nomophobic people have a fear of losing connection with the outside world,” she said. “So we want them to understand that people won’t forget you just because you are not reachable for a few days, and you won’t miss out on everything. You can get information later and still live a happy life.” [L.A. Times]

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