This is toward the latest of generations, for the reason of being born into the world of new technology, where you can find anything, about anyone, and to start off with the use of modern devices.For people that have a strange connection to their phones, are suggested to look into research about the phobia, because it can cause mental distractions
A survey that was taken, of a classroom of teenagers ( and a few adults) was taken. From what was taken, females seem to be on their phones for a longer time, than males. According to the survey most males spend their time playing video games, which can be addicting, while females focus on social media, which is even worse because, with the connection to social media, they'll have the ability to chat with any friend. Back in 2010, the U.K post office, preformed a survey and studied 2,163 people and their addiction to their phones. U.K post office found that almost 53% of mobile phone users are unconformable when it comes detachment from their phones. They found that 58% men and 47% women suffer from this phobia. The cures are very limited, because of the limited knowledge of Nomophobia it self, but tranylcypromine and clonazepam shown treatment effects on Nomophobia. Some people even have been known to be as shaken as the moment before marriage.
Theoretically, Nomophobia has existed ever since the first smart phoned that was able to connect to the internet. This is because, on the old school flip phones, they were never able to connect to the internet, like the modern mobile phones, nor does the old school phones has as many apps like modern phones. A study by the U.K post office, preformed a study in 2010, which led them to the discovery of Nomophobia.
From the people who took the survey, the longest time most people gone without their cell phones was 4 or more days. It was also found that most people have a nice day, while without their mobile phones. Sadly there was a small portion of survey takers, who didn't enjoy their time without a phone. there was also 4 out of 21 people who are believed to never have been detached from their phones for over a day.
Within the survey that was given, there was only between 4 answers, people were able to pick. 8/21 people decided, to give up their phone, than give up anything for their phone, which wasn't originally a choice. Disregarding the surprising results, most people would rather give up every other piece of device they own, which is understandable seeing that phones have now become mobile computers, gaming counsels, and TV's. Another group decided to give up their own pets, with the freedom to own anymore, which was quiet disappointing to discover.
Finally, according to the results, most people tend to check their phones before and after sleeping. This is important because, it shows how often people need to check their phones. If you were to check your phone before sleep, your most likely to be checking for any missed messages of importance, unlike for checking their phones when they wake up. For the people who check their phones when they wake up, is quiet confusing, when its common for people to be asleep at such late hours. A study of 1,600 people, by Leslie Perlow PH.D, who is a Harvard business school professor and author, discovered that half of the people check their emails just before bed, and weirdly that 26% of them take their phones to bed with them.
future of the phobia
Nomophobia is mostly going to get worst and worst, theoretically, because the next generation is going to start off, smart phones and tablets, who are most likely to be parented by parents who have some type of connection to smart devices. The current generation, is known to be the most consumed in technology. We've been known to text people who are just a few feet away. This generation is also known to speared all of these videos, text, pictures, in over a day ( for example the black and blue/ gold and white dress illusion). So theoretically, the Nomophobia trend, is going to get worse, as we evolve technology, and as humans we crave the future and going forward, which will eventually make us lazier, and more depended on technology for living.