Telephonophobia, Nomophobia, Frigensophobia & Ringxiety
Our relationship with our mobile phones hasn’t always been an easy one. Aside from the etiquette issues a portable phone involves, some sources suggest our mental health has suffered too.
With varying degrees of plausibility, experts have identified telephonophobia, nomophobia, frigensophobia and ringxiety (or fauxcellarm) as conditions that can affect the mobile phone generation.
Telephonobia is the fear of making or recieving phone calls.
Nomophobia (no-mobile-phone phobia) is the fear of being out of contact either by your phone being lost, out of juice or out of signal range.
“Ringxiety” or “fauxcellarm” is described as a “psycho-acoustic phenomenon” when you hear (or feel) your mobile ringing when it’s not.
Frigensophobia is the fear that using your mobile is damaging your brain.