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Vertex. 2008 Jul-Aug;19(80):179-85.

[Technophobia: a clinical disorder associated with digital technologies].

[Article in Spanish]

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Escuela de Graduados de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, UNC.


The technophobia is among the various negative impacts of technology on human life. The disease changes according to the cultural context. Therefore, the objective was to describe the disorder in the argentine adult population (22-50 years), using a scale developed locally; 12.9% of the sample meets the criteria of technophobia; 27.2% had high levels of anxiety before the technology but other indicators of technophobia. In general, the perception of the social impact of technology in Argentina is negative. Results obtained confirm the presence of disorder in the argentine population and the assumption of specific phobia.

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