Do You Have "Phantom Vibration Syndrome"?

Do You Have "Phantom Vibration Syndrome"?
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What is Phantom Vibration Syndrome?

When someone has Phantom vibration syndrome (PVS), they mistakenly believe their phone is vibrating when it is not. Hundreds of people each year report experiencing this occurrence. Physical activity, noisy environments, and television viewing are periods when this misperception is most likely to throw a person for a loop. As a result of our heightened state of consciousness, our auditory nerves are especially sensitive to tones at certain times.

Other names for phantom vibration syndrome include

  • Phantom ringing
  • Ringxiety
  • Hypovibrochondria
  • Fauxcellarm

Who Gets It?

There is no evidence to suggest that any subset of the population is more likely to be affected by PVS than others. PVS is a condition that might conceivably affect everyone who uses a mobile phone or any other electronic gadget that vibrates, with excessive use carrying a larger risk.

Phantom-Vibration-Causing Devices

  • A smartphone with a vibration notification function
  • A video game controller with a vibration function

Sign and Symptoms of Phantom Vibration Syndrome

  • Psychological stress
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit
  • Over vigilance
  • Emotional disturbance

Causes of Phantom Vibration Syndrome

  • Frequently use of cell phone
  • Vibration mode of cell phone
  • Cell phone dependency
  • Post traumatic disorder
  • Emotional attachment for gadgets
  • Stress
  • Keeping cell phone in same pocket for long duration

Complications of Phantom Vibration Syndrome

  • Burnout syndrome
  • Psychological affective disorders
  • Depressive psychosis
  • Pathological stress

Management of Phantom Vibration Syndrome

Phantom vibration syndrome has high prevalence rate and it is emerging with time so the managing PVS in early stage is very important.

  • Time bounded use of cell phone
  • Decrease the possible dependency of cell phone
  • Frequently change the alert modes like vibration to ringing
  • Life style modifications
  • Counseling and guidance regarding hallucinations and affective aspects
  • Use different devices
  • Carrying cell phone in different pockets or positions.
  • Avoid the vibration mode of cell phone

Mobile phones are crucial to modern life, and their users are growing. It's good for talks, idea sharing, and pleasure. Mobile phones are both beneficial and harmful to humans. Cell phone vibration alerts are popular. Cell phone addiction causes PVS. Globally, PVS is too common. Psychological or neurological impairment causes PVS, a tactile delusion. We can reduce PVS by making simple lifestyle changes.