Thursday, March 3, 2016

Selfie: A Mental Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has confirmed officially that taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disturbance.




The disorder is called selfitis, and is defined as the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self and post them on social media as a way to make up for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy.


APA said there are three levels of the disorder:

Borderline selfitis: taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day but not posting them on social media

Acute selfitis: taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day and posting each of the photos on social media

Chronic selfitis: Uncontrollable urge to take photos of one’s self round the clock and posting the photos on social media more than six times a day

According to the APA, while there is currently no cure for the disorder, temporary treatment is available through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT ). 
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Ok. Hindi pa naman ako umabot sa Borderline Selfitis level. Though, may mga araw na halos isang oras ako mag-se-selfie ng sandamakmak. Pero hindi ko pinopost. 


Ganyan! Haha.





2 comments:

  1. Waaah, need to alert my younger sister on this. Parang sa tingin ko acute selfitis yung sa kanya, hahaha. :)

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