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Selfie Syndrome – A Mental Disorder
Mr. Vijayaraddi Vandali1, Mrs. Rekha Biradar2
1Associate Prof cum Vice-Principal, School of Nursing, P P Savani University, Surat, Gujarat, India.
2Community Health Officer, Devadurga, Karnataka.
As selfitis 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. Chicago, Illinois – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along: taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder. The APA made this classification during its annual board of directors meeting in Chicago. 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.
Selfie, mental disorder, selfitis.
Vijayaraddi Vandali, Rekha Biradar. Selfie Syndrome – A Mental Disorder. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(3):287-289.
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