Do You Have Nomophobia (No Mobile-Phone Phobia)?
Yes, there’s actually a word for the extreme stress and panic caused when you can’t reach of your Blackberry. “Some people get panic attacks when they are not with their phones,” says adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg. “Others become very anxious and make all endeavors to locate the mobile phone. I have clients who abstain from school or their part-time jobs to look for their phones when they cannot find them in the morning.” Read more: Senior editor Janelle Nanos explores her relationship with her phone in this month’s magazine story, So Appy Together. [CNN]