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American Psychiatric Association Makes It Official: ‘Selfie’ A Mental Disorder

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The American Psychiatric Affiliation (APA) has formally confirmed what many individuals thought all alongside: taking ‘selfies’ is a psychological dysfunction.

The dysfunction is named selfitis, and is outlined because the obsessive compulsive want to take pictures of 1’s self and put up them on social media as a technique to make up for the dearth of shallowness and to fill a niche in intimacy.

Based on this website, there are three ranges of the dysfunction:

Borderline selfitis: taking pictures of 1’s self not less than thrice a day however not posting them on social media.

Acute selfitis: taking pictures of 1’s self not less than thrice a day and posting every of the pictures on social media.

Power selfitis: Uncontrollable urge to take pictures of 1’s self around the clock and posting the pictures on social media greater than six instances a day.

Based on the APA, whereas there may be at the moment no treatment for the dysfunction, short-term remedy is out there by way of Cognitive Behavioral Remedy (CBT). The opposite excellent news is that CBT is roofed beneath Obamacare.

That is unwelcome information for Makati Metropolis within the Philippines, particularly for its mayor, Junjun Binay, son of the incumbent vice chairman. Makati was not too long ago named selfie capital of the world by Time Journal.

The mayor even organized a ticker tape parade after his metropolis was bestowed the uncommon honor.


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