'Social Media Anxiety Disorder': Signs That You Might Have It

Smiling man sitting in front of a computer screen and holding a cup of coffee
Smiling man sitting in front of a computer screen and holding a cup of coffee

Do you dream in tweets?

On Friday, March 1, @HealthyLiving and @GPSforSoul hosted a Twitter chat to explore our growing addiction to social media -- which might just trigger the so-called "Social Media Anxiety Disorder," a term coined by Julie Spira, author of "The Rules of Netiquette." (Just a note that SMAD is not an actual, medically recognized condition at this point.)

You might be showing signs of the "disorder" if you obsess over retweets, check your klout score compulsively or wish you could bring your iPhone in the shower. See some other telltale signs of #SMAD, at least according to our community, in the slideshow below. Then, tweet your answer to @HealthyLiving with the hashtag #SMAD and we'll add you to our slideshow!

See the a full recap of our #SMAD Twitter chat here.

For more on unplugging, click here.

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