? To find a therapist near you, go to: www.bark.com/en/gb/therapist/ UK'S MOST UNUSUAL PHOBIAS BEING TREATED (and the number of people receiving help for them) 1 Arachibutyrophobia - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth (1) 2 Genuphobia - fear of knees (1) 3 Anemophobia - fear of wind (1) 4 Nomophobia
- fear of being without your mobile phone (2) 5 Domatophobia - fear of houses or being in a house (3) 6 Omphalophobia - fear of belly buttons (4) 7 Allodoxaphobia - fear of opinions (5) 8 Venustraphobia - fear of beautiful women (7) 9 Linonophobia - fear of string (9) 10 Chorophobia - fear of dancing (9)
In a post explaining the coinage of nomophobia
on its blog, Cambridge Dictionary said that it was a blend of the words 'no mobile phone phobia.'
 The first 11 questions assessed nomophobia
and the remaining eight evaluated the attitude of students toward smartphone usage.
Giving a presentation on Phubbing, its effects on wellbeing and relationships, Dr Sarwat defined nomophobia
- a combination of the words no, mobile and phobia - as a fear of being without your mobile phone.
What is Nomophobia
? Fear of being without mobile phone coverage.
As mobile devices are increasingly seen as daily necessities, developing research in psychology points to an emerging mental condition related to our dependence on such devices called nomophobia
. In an effort to measure one's capacity for nomophobia
, a mental condition that leads to anxiety or distress some people experience when they are separated from their mobile phones, a researcher recently develop a 20-item questionnaire to identify a person's severity of nomophobia
is a term describing a growing fear in today's world--the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact.
While the psychiatric perspective tends to include substanceless addictions in diagnostic classifications (this has already been achieved for Gaming in the recent DSM-5), create new terms associated with the abuse of ICTs (nomophobia
, phubbing, vibranxiety, FoMO) and pathologise any excess, other trends warn of the absurdity of this procedure, the effect of which is the overpathologication of everyday life (see Billieux et al., 2015 and all of the following commentaries in the same Journal number).
Employees started suffering from all kinds of psychological syndromes, from nomophobia
(fear of being without a phone) to phantom vibration syndrome (where you think you feel your phone vibrating even though your phone isn't there) to screen insomnia to smartphone addiction.
" is now a real thing - fear of being out of cell phone range - and PUMP is contemporary medical parlance for Problematic Use of Mobile Phones, why not the Pumpers instead of an arcane Axemen, which harkens back to ancient times when trees were still huge and tools were still small.
Del Puente, "A proposal for including nomophobia
in the new DSM-V," Psychology Research and Behavior Management, vol.
But researchers have looked into the phenomenon, after other technology-related disorders such as "nomophobia
" or the phobia of not having a mobile phone to hand, have been studied.