Selfie Sickness!; Ridhi Bajaj

Selfies are becoming a mental disorder.
Selfie definition: when one looks good in the mirror and thinks DAMN! I LOOK GOOD TODAY. LET ME TAKE A SELFIE. Selfies an important part of day. Be it a family dinner or a holiday, you can spot youngsters clicking selfies and uploading them on the social media. Selfies are now linked to Mental disorders. The growing trend of selfies is linked to Mental illness that focus on a person’s obsession with looks.


“Selfie” may be the 2013 word of the year, but for certain at-risk people, taking selfies just may be dangerous. It seems that some people simply can’t stop turning the camera their way for that perfect social media photo, and now psychologists say taking selfies can turn into an addiction for people already affected by certain psychological disorders. Experts have linked selfies with mental illness and have suggested that people regularly searching for the perfect angle from which to portray themselves could in some cases be ill.


Taking selfies is not an addiction – it’s a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) that involves checking one’s appearance. Modern technology, it can actually be quite severe, according to Mumbai psychiatrists, addiction with selfies in youth, especially teenagers, is on the rise. Capturing your best moments is OK but why to put your life at risk? Nowadays we see people are mad about selfies. But clicking excess of pictures is not good. Because of this craze many of the youngsters have lost their life.


People what’s wrong with you? Stop putting your own life at a risk..


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