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Nomofobia, "fomo" and other new technological phobias

Do you despair if you spend much time away from the cell? Do you find it frustrating or depressing when contacts do not interact with the publications on social networks? Do you feel your phone vibrates or rings, and actually is not?

If you have experienced these repetitive behaviors, you might be facing a new anxiety behaviors that have come from the hand of the technological age.

These new cases being studied, and among them is the fear of leaving home without the cell, known as nomofobia says psychiatrist William Rodriguez Cardenas.

At least half of the population suffers from this syndrome and does not know, esteem.

There is also the "fomo" expression fear of missing out, or, in Spanish, "fear of missing what's going on." In this case, to miss what happens in the universe of social networks.
This concept has gained popularity in recent years, according to studies by the pioneer in this area Andrew Przybylski, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute.

According to the results of their investigations, "fomo" is described as "the feeling of discomfort felt to be aware that other people are doing enjoyable activities and one is not part of it."

This list of events because of technology, is also depression by social networks, which can occur because the contacts of a person not interact or respond to publications that this makes. For example, if you upload a photo and do not get many likes it illustrates the psychologist Yadira Bernal.

Today there are those who have experienced situations that experts have called the "call imaginary" or "Google effect". The first is that the person is so aware of his cell who dreams that this has sounded or vibrated and the second refers to the tendency to forget information to be used to find what you want on the Internet.

These cases are not classified as disorders in the diagnostic manual of the World Health Organization (WHO), explains psychologist Richard Turner of the Psychological Clinic of the University of Panama.

Although WHO has itself estimated that one of every four people in the world can suffer disorders related to new addictions behavior.

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