Cyberphobia is an extreme fear of computers. Someone with computer phobia has an intense fear of using a computer or being around computers. They may avoid going places (like an office or school) where computers might be.
Providers also call this phobia logizomechanophobia. This name comes from the Greek words “log,” which means word, and “machano,” which means machine. People with this condition may also feel anxious or worried about using the internet. In severe cases, cyberphobia can cause people to stop using computers or the internet completely. They may also avoid smartphones, which are actually mini computers.
Because technology plays a major role in modern life and computers are everywhere, extreme cyberphobia can cause significant problems. People with severe cyberphobia may avoid going to work, school or public places — wherever computers might be. Therapy can help people with this disorder manage symptoms and learn to accept and use this technology.