Going Crazy for Tech: 3 new Digital Age disorders

On the street, at the dinner table, even in your bedroom -- phones and technology are everywhere. Our shiny new iPhone’s aren’t just invading our time and space, they’re invading our minds! Disconnected author Tom Kersting is talking about three tech-induced disorders with Jared Cotter.

1.  Nomophobia

This is also known as Mobile-Phone-Phobia. It actually causes the sympathetic nervous system to kick into gear and send off the body's warning signals, the alarm system of the body. They're having symptoms of anxiety from being disconnected from other people because they think they are not connected with other people without their phone.

2.  Cyberchondria

People that Google every symptom and self-diagnose are becoming a problem so real that even the Mayo Clinic is dealing with it. If you aren’t feeling right then go see a doctor.

3.  The Truman Show delusion

If you feel like you are being watched all the time then beware of this one. These individuals feel like they're living in sort of a reality world dream. They have a hard time differentiating between the real world and this Truman World. It’s a frightening thing but it makes sense with all of the new tech including tiny cameras surround us.

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