Taking too much selfies

Do you take selfies many times a day so that you can post them onto social media and gain likes from your family, and friends? Or do you know anyone who does this?

Then let me tell you that this indicates that you are having a mental disorder called ‘Selfitis’.
Recently, American Psychiatric Association (APA) has established a mental disorder called “Selfitis” which indicates obsessive taking selfies and posting them on social media to attract attention and gain popularity and thus compensate for lack of love and bonding, in one’s life.

It may sound funny at the beginning, but there are some serious concerns about this disorder, that we should not ignore.

Who has selfitis ?

Many people, especially the millennial are obsessed with self-promotion on social media through selfies. Teen years are the years of depression and social anxiety and low self-esteem.

With the built-in editing software and availability of various filters that make one look flawless, it has become way easier to create an ideal portrait of yourself.

Moreover, this built-in editing software is linked to the popular social media platforms, which makes sharing the selfies on social media one easy task.
This flawless photo makes one feel good about oneself and in addition to that, the number of ‘likes’ gained makes one feel even better. This increases the level of Dopamine in your body and soon the person is addicted to taking and posting selfies.

Researchers have said that posting selfies is not the real issue, but taking and posting excessive numbers of selfies is considered to be an addiction just like any other addiction.

Furthermore, researchers have shown that there are some factors, which push people to click selfies obsessively,

We have enlisted some of those factors down below,
• Modifying The Mood
• Social Pressure
• Need Of Attention

How To Know That You Are Having A Selfitis ?

If most of your photos are selfies and if you’re utilizing filters or any other kind of enhancements to make yourself look better than you are.
Normally, the people having Selfitis are seen to lack confidence in them and are looking for validation from others.

Now that the existence of such mental disorder is confirmed, there is the hope of further research to understand exactly why and how people get so obsessed about clicking and posting selfies.