Recent research has confirmed that cell phone “addiction” is actually a real thing.

Professionals have even devised methods of determining if you suffer from a psychological condition that warrants actual medical intervention.

Here’s a list to help:


  • You use your phone as a crutch in socially awkward situations. Instead of attempting to meet new friends, you pull out your phone and pretend you are texting someone something REALLY important.
  • All of your alone time is spent on your phone. If every moment of solitude is filled with browsing the Internet or playing phone games, you may want to cut back.
  • You consistently have ZERO new items in your Facebook news feed.
  • It’s the last thing you see before bed, and the first thing you look at in the morning.
  • You check for social media updates at traffic lights.
  • Airplane mode induces anxiety.