Am I addicted to my phone?

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Am I Addicted to My Phone? 

Do you get restless when your phone is away? Do you often find yourself scrolling on your phone for long hours? Are you constantly checking your phone for notifications and updates? 

Well, maybe it’s time to take a digital detox to keep yourself in check. Our smartphones have become an essential part of our lives, but for some people, phone usage can become problematic. Phone addiction is a real condition that can have negative consequences for our relationships, work, and overall well-being.

These are the four types of mobile phone addiction: 

  1. Mobile social networking addiction
  2. Mobile game addiction
  3. Mobile information acquisition addiction
  4. Mobile short-form video addiction.

Here are some signs that you may be addicted to your phone:

  • You feel anxious or stressed when you're not near your phone.
  • You check your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
  • You spend hours on your phone each day, even when you know you have other things to do.
  • You neglect your relationships, work, or other important activities because of your phone use.
  • You feel guilty or ashamed about your phone use, but you can't seem to stop.

If you recognize any of these signs in yourself, it's important to take steps to address your phone addiction. There are several things you can do, such as setting limits on your phone use, deleting distracting apps, and finding other ways to occupy your time.

If you're not sure whether or not you're addicted to your phone, take this quiz to find out.

Who is this Quiz for? 

Technology has advanced rapidly, making mobile phones an extension of the human hand. When screen time increases for no apparent reason, there is a risk of developing an addiction in little to no time. Whether you’re a software engineer, a taxi driver, a digital marketer, or a stay-at-home parent, phones are in your hands or pockets at all times. It’s almost likely you’re reading this on a mobile phone right now. We suggest that everyone who uses a phone takes this quiz as the degree of addiction and dependency may vary, but it certainly helps in keeping our habits in check. 

Is this Quiz Accurate? 

This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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