Nomophobia: Dependency on virtual environments or social phobia?
Volume: 29, Issue: 1, Pages: 140 - 144
Published: Jan 1, 2013
The increasing use of new technologies and virtual communication involving personal computers (PCs), tablets and mobile phones are causing changes in individuals’ daily habits and behavior. We report the case of an individual with social phobia who developed a dependency on communication through virtual environments (i.e., nomophobia), and used a PC as a form of relating to the outside world to reduce stress and to avoid direct social relations....