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Psychologists Claim ‘Selfitis’ – The Obsessive Need To Post Selfies – Is Now A Mental Disorder

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  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Psychologists Claim ‘Selfitis’ – The Obsessive Need To Post Selfies – Is Now A Mental Disorder
    This might be coming as a bad news to selfie-takers as psychologists have warned that ‘Selfitis’ – the obsessive need to post selfies on social media – is now a mental disorder; meaning it could have a negative impact on our mental health.

    According to the International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Selfitis is an obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of oneself and post them on social media as a way to makeup for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy.

    In a more literal sense, it means those of our friends who usually flood their Instagram and other social media feeds with pictures of themselves – which were actually taken by them – may be suffering from a genuine “psychological complex”.

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    Also speaking on the matter, Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London, was more skeptical about the proposed new condition.

    He said: “The research suggests that people take selfies to improve their mood, draw attention to themselves, increase their self confidence and connect with their environment.
    “If that is true then this paper is itself an academic ‘selfie’.”

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    http://kenvibes.com/2017/12/psychol...eed-to-post-selfies-is-now-a-mental-disorder/
     
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  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is too funny!
    I've never liked taking selfies, but i think they are reading too far into it
    Mental disorders are quite fluid, it seems our mental abilities and foibles change every few years, must be some kind of hyper evolution :woot:
     
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  4. TiredSam

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    That's just sour grapes because he didn't think of it first. Simon Wessely is a walking selfie.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:!!!!
     
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    I'm sensing something new coming from Bristol...

    The SELFIE Trial!

    Self Effectuating Lifting of Fatiguing Illness via photo Exposure
     
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    Seven Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unless you are on the beauty community since that is how they make their money!!! and trends setters, celebrities..... I have a list longer that I can post just on people that need to post to increase the traffic and also they make money by posting!!!! Now some old plain common people I agree do have some issues!
     
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    To the best of my knowledge there are no photos of me online anywhere, and I've never taken a selfie. I don't have a Facebook account so it is vaguely possible there are a couple of photos of me there that I haven't seen, posted by relatives.

    I wonder if refusing to have a photo online will be considered to be a mental disorder one day.
     
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  11. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Probably, some kind of reclusive disorder where they will scientifically determine that to be normal you must have a social media account (since on average people do), post exactly X number of photos a week (with a standard deviation) and so on. Beyond 2 standard deviations from the arbitrary "norm" will mean a hyper or hypo [something] disorder.
    There will also probably be treatments offered, from drugs to CBT to more intensive therapies.
     
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    In a remarkable turnaround, therapists will then have to encourage patients to focus on the negative.
     
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  13. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    ASMD . . . Antisocial Media Disorder :D



     
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