Compulsive cell phone usage is like compulsive shopping disorder a NWO wanted social behaviour, so no doctor will address this and you will never see this in the DSM manual for psychic disorder.
You know the drill. You’re sitting with a friend and chatting when, suddenly, their attention is drawn away. Not by a screeching emergency vehicle, a building on fire or possibly an injured child — but by their phone … that’s not ringing. All of a sudden, an invisible line is crossed where they desperately need to check their email or text messages, maybe even surf the web. It’s as if their attention span only has the capacity for a few minutes of meaningful, face-to-face conversation, and then — poof! — they’re compelled to venture off somewhere else via a small handheld device.
Not only is this scenario frustrating and absurd, it’s also an indicator of where we stand as a society — which isn’t pretty. Adding to the mix of concerns, scientists are particularly worried about the emotional and cognitive development of children using…
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