Mobile Phone Addiction

By: Ian Ball

If they do not have their mobile phone in their hand or at least if they are unable to locate their mobile phone within their range, they just get diverted and become unable to focus their mind to almost anything. Even if they put their mobile in vibration mode, they continuously keep watching whether there is any miscall or messages received. Sounds unusual? But this is prevalent among a great number of mobile users around the world, especially among youngsters.

Psychological perspective

The psychologists around the world describe these symptoms as the typical newly-emerged mental disorder known as 'mobile phone addiction' or 'mobile phone dependence'. Studies reveal near about 160 million of Chinese people among 1.3 billion population use mobile phone. This is the highest proportion of using mobile phone around the world. It is also common among many youngsters to change the battery of their mobile phones even once in a day just to keep their mobile working throughout the day. They are so much addicted on their mobile phone using that they are even not willing to put their battery on charge and make it hold for some time. Rather they prefer alternate battery changing option.

Psychologists argue that this dependence is so robust that if the user by any chance becomes unable to continue his using maintaining the same style, he literally suffers from withdrawal symptoms as same as withdrawal symptoms occurs in the case of any substance users. The users find them restless and easily get irritated, somewhat they lack their concentration on almost anything.

It occurs because unknowingly the mobile phone becomes a part of their daily lives and most prevalently it controls the whole life style either directly or indirectly. Hence, when the number of calls drops or if they lose their mobile phones, all the addiction related symptoms become prevalent.

According to psychologists, this problem is mostly prevalent among unsociable, unconventional and non-confident grouping, and most precisely young individuals among the grouping. Some of them try to interact with outer world with their phone just to secure and shape their self-esteem. They are in practice insecure about their own existence and just to make it confirmed whether they are abandoned or forgotten by the rest of the world. On the other hand, there are some who put their continuous effort to create professional image with high efficiency.

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