Smartphone Addiction on the Rise

Posted at: 02/20/2013 9:48 PM
Updated at: 02/20/2013 10:52 PM
By: Joe Mazan

Do you need your smartphone by you at all times? Constantly checking email, Facebook or Twitter?

If that sounds like you, you may be addicted to your smartphone. There's even a term for smartphone addiction, it's called nomophobia which is short for "no-mobile-phone phobia". Warning signs include obsessively checking your phone, constantly worrying about losing it, and never turning it off.

A survey by SecurEnvoy, a company that deals in mobile phone technology, found two thirds of us experience nomophobia.

The study found the younger you are the more likely you're to be afflicted with nomophobia, women are also more likely to have it than men.