Author(s): Bindu Nair, Jaya Mathew, Anu Mathew


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00140.6   

Address: Mrs Bindu Nair1, Mrs Jaya Mathew2, Mrs Anu Mathew3
1Lecturer (Mental Health Nursing), TMM College of Nursing, Thiruvalla
2Vice Principal Cum Head of the Department TMM College of Nursing, Thiruvalla
3Associate Professor (Mental Health Nursing) SI-MET College Of Nursing, Kannur
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 7,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2019

The increasing use of new technologies and virtual communication is promoting an individual to use personal computers, mobile phones and tablets which is causing changes in persons daily habits and behavior. In other words, we can suspect the individual as a social phobia, were the dependency on communication is through virtual environment, and use of mass media can overcome this stress by avoiding the individual on direct bases. The aim of this article is to make aware to the society regarding Nomophobia, how the mobile phones are insisting the person to be more dependable on it rather than giving importance to social interaction. Moreover, the emphasis is on the bad effects which can be seen if an individual is diagnosed as nomophobia and can be treated in early stage itself. The session also include how smart phones addiction can be overcome and with the help of self-assessment questionnaire it would be easier to identify our self whether an individual is having nomophobia. Nomophobia can be treated with the help of certain therapies and drugs even. CONCLUSION: Nomophobia is emerging as a threat to our “social, mental as well as physical health.” It is very difficult to differentiate whether the patient becomes nomophobic due to mobile phone addiction or existing anxiety disorders manifest as nomophobic symptoms. We have to stay in the real world more than virtual world. We have to re-establish the human-human interactions, face-to-face connections. Therefore, we need to limit our use of mobile phones rather than banning it because we cannot escape the force of technological advancement.

Cite this article:
Bindu Nair, Jaya Mathew, Anu Mathew. Nomophobia – A Rising Pathology of Non-Drug Addiction. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(4): 620-624. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00140.6

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