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#WTF: Selfies Considered To Be A Mental Disorder, According To American Psychiatric Association


Before the “selfie” term was coined, many people were already figuring out ways to take photos of themselves, whether it be with digital cameras, smartphones, or even film cameras back in the day. Safe to say “selfies” aren’t exactly new per se. However with the term having been officially coined, it seems that there is now a mental disorder associated with it as well.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, the act of taking a selfie can be considered a mental disorder. The disorder has been labeled selfitis and is defined as an obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of oneself and publish it onto social media, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on.

Apparently this is to help make up for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy. Wow, pretty heavy stuff, huh? Now there are a few stages of selfitis…

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