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Are selfies a mental disorder?

Selfies are a lot of things but are they symptomatic of a metal disorder? Selfies are so commonplace now that lots of your Facebook friends and LinkedIn colleagues will have selfies as their profile picture.

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Doctors are now warning that the growing trend of taking selfies and posting them on social media sites is attached to a mental health issue. People are obsessed with looks. People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder for example often take and retake images of themselves compulsively.

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Doctors are using Cognitive behavioural therapy to arrest this activity. This helps patients to understand the reason for their compulsive need to take selfies and it teaches them to moderate their behaviour.

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Doctors are using Cognitive behavioural therapy to arrest this activity. This helps patients to understand the reason for their compulsive need to take selfies and it teaches them to moderate their behaviour.

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People are in pursuit of the perfect selfie. A British teenager called Danny Bowman became so obsessed by selfies that he lost 30 pounds and spent 10 hours a day looking for the “perfect selfie”. Ultimately when he failed he tried to commit suicide out of frustration.

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People have long understood OCD but selfies are now another way of expressing an obsessive compulsive mind set. Treatment in London hospitals for this disorder doesn’t involve medicine. Doctors and nurses just take smartphones away from suffers for short periods that length over time. Perhaps for 10 mins, then 20 mins and then 30 mins in an effort to relieve the compulsion to take selfies.

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Addiction to Facebook and Twitter is closely linked with this desire to post selfies. Public health officials in the UK recently announced that on average100 patients go to the NHS for treatment on this each year.

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Addiction to Facebook and Twitter is closely linked with this desire to post selfies. Public health officials in the UK recently announced that on average100 patients go to the NHS for treatment on this each year.

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Digital narcissism is the term being banded around on social media for the disorder. Most suffers display signs of high entitlement coupled with a lazy work ethic which means that they’ll never be as successful as the pop and movie idols they aspire to reproduce.

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If you think you have a problem with this form of addiction, get help from your GP.

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If you think you have a problem with this form of addiction, get help from your GP.

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