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Lorena Gutiérrez-Puertas, Verónica V Márquez-Hernández, Gabriel Aguilera-Manrique
Nomophobia is the uncontrollable fear of leaving your house without your mobile phone and is currently having a significant impact on the younger population. The aim of this study was first to translate the original version (written in English) of the Nomophobia questionnaire, culturally adapting it to the Spanish sociolinguistic context, and subsequently to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish version with a sample of nursing students. In the first stage, a process of translation-back translation was carried out, following standardized recommendations...
June 15, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Giovanni Del Puente
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is considered to be the gold standard manual for assessing the psychiatric diseases and is currently in its fourth version (DSM-IV), while a fifth (DSM-V) has just been released in May 2013. The DSM-V Anxiety Work Group has put forward recommendations to modify the criteria for diagnosing specific phobias. In this manuscript, we propose to consider the inclusion of nomophobia in the DSM-V, and we make a comprehensive overview of the existing literature, discussing the clinical relevance of this pathology, its epidemiological features, the available psychometric scales, and the proposed treatment...
2014: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
Anna Lucia Spear King, Alexandre Martins Valença, Adriana Cardoso Silva, Federica Sancassiani, Sergio Machado, Antonio Egidio Nardi
UNLABELLED: Panic disorder refers to the frequent and recurring acute attacks of anxiety. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the routine use of mobiles phones (MPs) and investigates the appearance of possible emotional alterations or symptoms related to their use in patients with panic disorder (PD). BACKGROUND: We compared patients with PD and agoraphobia being treated at the Panic and Respiration Laboratory of The Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to a control group of healthy volunteers...
2014: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
Anna Lucia S King, Alexandre M Valença, Antonio Egidio Nardi
OBJECTIVE: In this report, we present and discuss a hypothesis for the development, in individuals with panic disorder and agoraphobia, of dependence on his or her mobile phone (MP). BACKGROUND: This disorder, termed nomophobia, is a result of the development of new technologies. Nomophobia is considered a disorder of the modern world and refers to discomfort or anxiety caused by being out of contact with a MP or computer. It is the pathologic fear of remaining out of touch with technology...
March 2010: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
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