Phantom Ringing Syndrome

There is hardly such an individual in the world today; that has not been through the sensation of Phantom Ringing Syndrome. This sensation can best be described as a feeling of your phone ringing and vibrating in your pocket even when in reality, the phone is not ringing at all. In other words, the Phantom Ringing Syndrome is a false alarm in the brain that gives you the sensation of phone ringing or vibrating while, in reality, the situation is entirely different.

Although this sensation of Phantom Ringing Syndrome is not bothersome for people, recent studies and researches on this syndrome have shown that nearly 90% of people feel this type of a sensation almost every week. You will be astonished to know that although the Phantom Ringing Syndrome is a false alarm, it triggers the neurotransmitters of the brain to make it believe that the phone is ringing. Psychiatrists have been prescribing a type of medication whose principal function is the maintenance of the high-level neurotransmitter in the brain that can reduce depression. It is mentioned in this post just to put emphasis on the fact that the brain chemistry can get affected by medications, even if the neurotransmitters are falsely alarming the brain of a phone vibrating or ringing.

It is now known from the different studies and researches of the Phantom Ringing Syndrome that people of four generations check in with some technologies in their mobiles in every 15 minutes. Those four generations are the iGeneration, Net Generation, Generation X and the Baby Boomers. These generations refer to the population born in 1990’s, 1980’s, years 1965 and 1979, and years 1946 and 1964 respectively. All these generations of people are continuously on their smartphones, checking their social media sites, work emails, calls, and texts almost four times in an hour. It is imperative to say that this frequency of phone checking results in Phantom Ringing Syndrome despite of the age and gender of the users.

There are also many such users who get highly anxious when they are unable to check with their phones as often as they would like, for several reasons. And according to the studies, anxiety of any type can lead to severe depression, mania, dysthymia, narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder and also compulsive personality disorder.

The Phantom Ringing Syndrome is responsible for enhancing the neurotransmitters in the brain like dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, corticotropin, etc. releasing hormones. This syndrome is also responsible for decreasing the depression causing hormones like gamma-aminobutyric acid and serotonin.

In other words, the world generation is now completely inclined towards technological advances. Thus, they are so primed with anxiety about their communication with the outer world via the electronic devices that even a mere itch of the neurons is wrongly misinterpreted as the ringing or the vibrating of the phone. Shift your focus to the outer world and make ways to reduce the anxiety reactions that are caused by Phantom Ringing Syndrome, else you will not be able to focus on anything else in your life.