“A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal,” (NHS, 2021). A phobia is more prominent than fear because most phobias are unrealistic and exaggerated situations and their sense of danger. Some phobias that are rare are nomophobia, which is the fear of being without your cellular device or xanthophobia, which is the fear of the color yellow. Nomophobia is considered rare, but with the newfound technology world that we currently live in, it is becoming a more common phobia.
The video was taken in 2013 and it was reported that millions of people in the United Kingdom had a fear of missing out from their phone. This fear transferred towards anxiety and disconnecting from their loved ones around them. Today, nomophobia is more than likely common because our new world is at a disconnect with each other. Rather people are attached to an inanimate object that holds their lives and forget to live in the present.
(See video below)
NHS. (2021). Overview - Phobias. NHS. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/phobias/overview/#:~:text=A%20phobia%20is%20an%20overwhelming,about%20a%20situation%20or%20object.
English, A. (2013). Mobile phone anxiety survey says 'nomophobia' on the rise. Youtube. https://youtu.be/7r343O7LT7k.