Nomophobia – Do you have it?

Do you have a morbid fear of leaving your mobile phone behind when you go out?

Have you experienced a churning sensation in your stomach when you realize you may have lost your phone? Does losing network reception cause negative physical symptoms, or running out of battery cause a panic attack? Do you take your phone to bed with you, and do you 'always' leave your phone on?

If you recognize these symptoms, then you are likely to be suffering from nomophobia – the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. Don’t feel too bad; it seems that 66 percent of the population shares your disorder, and it’s a number that is rising steadily.

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