Why do you constantly reach out to your phone?

      A restaurant, mall, office, playground, you name the location and you are sure to see multiple people checking their phones for calls, texts, emails, and social media updates. Could it be that they all are suffering from antisocial behavior or some other form of mental illness such as Smartphone addiction or cell phone addiction? 

      Yes you read it right- Smartphone addiction or cell phone addiction is real. 

      What you need to know about Smartphone addiction? 

      As people who have cell phones is rapidly growing, so is the number of people that are becoming addicted to their phones. You probably should be knowing a person who is a cell phone addict. If not, the article will tell you.  It could be the person who He refuses to turn off his phone, even in the areas where cell phone usage is limited Or who stays online all day from school or work when he should be doing work. These same people will have an anxiety attack if they forgot their phones at home and cannot enjoy what they are doing until that phone is back in their hand.

      Unfortunately, cell phone addiction or smartphone addiction may become more widespread as greater numbers of children are using cell phones.

      A study in showed 36% of college students surveyed admitted that they could not live without their cell phones.  

      There are questions as to whether or not cell phone addictions are real, such as an addiction to drugs would be. There are some similarities. A person with Cell phone addiction uses their phone to make them feel better. These users even seem to increase their phone use overtime to get the same feeling that they had when they first began using them. There are also some anxiety related issues when the user does not have his phone available.

      The symptoms of smartphone addiction includes- 

      • Until then, you may have to look for the signs yourself if you are worried about a loved one is dealing with cell phone addiction

      • They cannot stay off his cell phone for any length of time.

      • If he/ she has forgotten his cell phone at home, they can't function until he can get home to get it.

      • Persistent dismissed attempts to use cell phone less often

      • Preoccupied with smartphone use

      • Turns to phone when experiencing unwanted feelings such as anxiety or depression

      • Social isolation

      • He/ she puts a relationship or job at risk due to excessive use of cell phone

      • Anger

      • Tension

      • Irritability

      • Restlessness.

      If this sounds like you or one of your loved one, there is something that you can do. It is advisable to seek help as soon as possible to not worsen the condition. Or If you have a closer relationship with your cell phone than you do with most people in your life, learn why breaking the cell phone addiction is the best thing you can do for yourself. 

      Putting down the phone is not just an opportunity to spend more quality time with people you love and care about; it is an opportunity to stay alive.

      Seek help through Cell Phone addiction Treatment

      If you need any help about cell phone addiction treatment/ Smartphone addiction or want to share about anything that is ailing you, please drop a mail at Or visit us at MindTalk. Alternatively you can also contact us at our helpline number- +91 95131073735.