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What is Nomophobia?

January 07, 2019

Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior. It deals with something nebulous – the human brain.  There is no real way to qualify something when it comes to the brain like diabetes, so psychiatry uses approximate similar elements that everyone shares to make that determination.

Like phobias.

Phobia is the Greek word meaning fear.  It comes from the word phobos, which is also where we get the word ‘boo.’  The main difference between a phobia and fear is the sense of distress – it is a situation you cannot control.

There are a whole bunch of phobias, like:

There are some phobias that sound silly, but some people honestly suffer from them.  Don’t laugh, but:

  • Alektorophobia– fear of chickens
  • Onomatophobia, fear of names
  • Pogonophobia, fear of beards
  • Nephophobia, fear of clouds
  • Cryophobia, fear of ice or cold
  • Teratophobia, fear of giving birth to monsters
  • Arachibutyrophobia – fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
  • Hippomonstrosesquipedeliaphobia – fear of big words (ironic, no?)

These cause anxiety, increased heart rate, dilated eyes and second guessing buying that loaf of bread in the grocery store and looking up that word in the dictionary.

There is a new phobia that is hitting the market, or, more importantly, the DSM-V, the standard textbook for mental disorders, phobias, anxieties and general issues dealing with the mind.

Chances are you have had it.  Chances are you know someone with it.

Nomophobia

Nomophobia.

The fear of not having a cell phone charger.

Calm down.  It is okay.  Your cell phone charger is handy.  Go wipe your hands off.  I can see the sweat on them.

In all seriousness, it is a real thing.  If you are a regular reader of our blog, you know we have talked about this before – even how dangerous it is to lose a phone call with your boss or your child.  Scary; because it can happen.

You don’t need to suffer unnaturally.  There is a solution for you, and you don’t have to see a psychiatrist to do it.

We have iPhone battery cases for every iPhone model from the 6 on up. Pick out an iPhone battery case that will keep your battery lasting longer than a standard battery charge.  You’ll not only double your iPhone’s battery, but you’ll get peace of mind too – something gladly welcomed to someone who suffers from anxiety. 

Give us a shot.  What do you have to lose besides a new anxiety, a chance to stay out of the psychiatrist’s office and being able to finally see It without totally freaking out?

Let us know.  We are hiding around the corner with a bearded chicken. Or are we?



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