As technology develops, the requirements for humans also change. The prevalence of “nomophobia”, which is used for the fear of not being able to reach the social media and virtual environments, is increasing today.
People with this condition feel bad, anxious and angry when their mobile phone is not with them, when it runs out of charge or when they cannot establish an internet connection. In fact, this situation is a kind of “Anxiety Disorder”.
If the person is in an excessive mental struggle about this situation; If the daily usage period is increasing gradually; If he moves away from non-internet environments, which is called avoidance behavior, and his anxiety level increases too much and shows withdrawal symptoms when he cannot reach the internet, the addiction process has started.
“Technology Detox” is generally recommended for people with nomophobia symptoms. However, in cases where daily life is affected too much due to this situation, “Anxiety Disorder” treatment and “Addiction” treatment protocols may be required.