As cellphones have taken over modern society, some people are actualy unable to disengage from their cell phone.
So-called “smart phones,” where one can browse the Internet, play tunes, take pictures, etc worsen the reliance on one’s cell phone.
While using the smart phone for everyday tasks, work, and socializing with friends and family is normal, not being able to put it down is not. Being unable to disengage with a cell phone while engaged, or capable of being engaged in a conversation with a person sitting in front of you, signifies a serious problem.
Being unable to walk from this room to that one, unconnected to a cell phone is a serious mental issue.
If you have ever seen someone totally engaged with their phone while shopping, walking, even driving, you must recognise this is a serious mental problem.