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Disconnect Anxiety: It's official

New study details the extent of a clinical condition involving separation from cell phones and Internet access.

Do you get the sweats if you send in your old phone for a replacement and have to go without your cell for two or three days? Could you ever go on vacation without your BlackBerry? What if your Internet connection were cut off? How would you survive?

If these questions seriously give you pause, you might be one of the many suffering with "Disconnect Anxiety," which affects--some would say unsurprisingly--27 to 41 percent of our society.

Want more gruesome details? Read the full story on Ars Technica: "Disconnect Anxiety: A malady for the 21st century"