Five out of six Danes are addicted to smartphones

They cannot imagine a day going by without checking their phone

While using a mobile phone, people paradoxically feel connected, say experts (phone: iStock) While using a mobile phone, people paradoxically feel connected, say experts (phone: iStock)
January 6th, 2016 2:52 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Three out of four Danes own a smartphone and 84 percent of them admit they are addicted to the mobile gadget, shows a recent survey carried out by Sony Mobile.

Most say they can no longer imagine a life without their smartphone and check it compulsively.

Nomophobia is the new OCD
Some may even suffer from nomophobia – which is when people suffer severe anxiety at the thought of losing access to a mobile phone.


According to psychologist Morten Fenger, people are considered addicted when they feel irritated, restless and lose concentration because they cannot do what they are used to.

On the other hand, they feel satisfied and relaxed as soon as they use their phone because their brains release the ‘happiness’ hormone endorphin.