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Cyber Delusions :  The Dark Side of the Digital Age

Cyber delusions, where individuals feel like their devices are hacked or controlled, are becoming more common with the rise of technology.

This mental condition, known as "Cyber Delusion," is a growing concern for psychiatrists and experts in the field.

Delusional thinking is a common occurrence among people, where they imagine something that is not there. However, when it is caused by the excessive use of digital devices and the internet, it is referred to as "Digital Hallucination"

Digital Hallucination

Due to the excessive use of technology, many people are glued to digital screens for most of the day. This can increase the risk of cyber delusions occurring.

Link Between Screen Time and Cyber Delusions

People who suffer from cyber delusions may behave strangely, believing that their laptop has been hacked, someone is tapping their phone, or even that CCTV cameras in their house are being controlled.

Another form of cyber delusion is cyber paranoia, which is the feeling that someone is using our computer or other digital devices without our permission. This can also contribute to feelings of anxiety and fear.


Another form of cyber delusion is hacking phobia is a term used to describe the fear and anxiety people feel about being hacked or becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Hacking Phobia

According to psychiatrists, cyber delusions and cyber paranoia can lead to a range of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. In extreme cases, they can even lead to suicidal or violent behavior.

Dangers of Cyber Delusions

Experts recommend taking a realistic perspective and discussing concerns with your significant others to reduce the risk of developing cyber delusions or paranoia.

Overcoming Cyber Delusions.

To reduce the risk of cyber delusions and other problems, it is important to keep digital devices as secure as possible and to take measures to prevent data leaks.

Prevent Data Leaks

This includes changing passwords regularly, avoiding unauthorized websites, and not sharing personal information or passwords with others.

As the use of digital devices continues to grow, experts predict that the number of people experiencing cyber delusions will also increase. It is important to be aware of the risks and to take steps to protect mental health and well-being in the digital age.

Protecting Mental Health

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