New study connects smart phone usage to behavioral disorder

If you can't seem to let go of your phone, you may not be alone.

The fear of missing out in connection to your cell phone may be a clinical illness.

A study set to be unveiled later in the summer from Iowa State University describes an addiction that people have developed to their cell phones. Called Nomophobia, it's short for No Mobile.

Identified as an anxiety of not being with your phone, it's described as a fear of not being able to communicate or not being able to access information easily.

The release of this study is one of the first steps to diagnosing and treating the addiction by psychologists. 

Heavy smart phone usage has shown to be a trigger for dopamine in the brain, the feel good chemical shown to cause addiction.

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