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Living In a World Six Inches from Your Face

Cell Phone Addiction
by

Aja Piro

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of Living In a World Six Inches from Your Face

Problem Recognition
Inability to realize that one spends too much time on their phone
Unable to cut back on use
This step is a problem for anyone with an addictive issue
How to Cope
Characteristics of Problematic Cell Phone Behavior
Anticipation
Activity Interference
Emotional Reaction
Problem Recognition
Activity Interference
Nomophobia
NO-MOBILE-PHONE PHOBIA

Identifies people who experience anxiety when they don't have access to their mobile device

People who identify their phone as a part of their self-concept

Living in a World Six Inches from Your Face
ANTICIPATION
Frequent thoughts about received calls/messages
Compulsive checking of social media and texts
Constantly glancing at their phone
Reward: feelings of satisfaction and pleasure
Emotional Reaction
Sensitive response to being interrupted from phone time
Sleep deprivation from extensive phone use at night
Jeopardizes daytime productivity
Ability to connect with the people around us
Emotionally connected to our phones
Turn your phone off
Leave it in a drawer
Train your eyes and attention to life in front of you
Try reading a book/magazine without interruption
Have a conversation with someone
by Aja Piro
77% of those aged 18-24 years old revealed having nomophobia
Behavioral Addiction
"Nearly four in five students have significant mental and physical distress, panic, confusion and extreme isolation when forced to unplug from technology for an entire day."
- Andrew Hough
Anxious
Irritable
Insecure
Restless
Addicted
Panicked
Angry
Lonely
Dependent
Depressed
Paranoid
Jittery
Nervous
Morningside Recovery Center
Newport Beach, California
Treats Nomophobia
Dual-diagnosis
Limited access to phones
Therapy and counseling

THE END
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