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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Selfies Linked to Narcissism, Addiction and Mental Illness, Say Scientists

Selfies Linked to Narcissism, Addiction and Mental Illness, Say Scientists

The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person's obsession with looks.

According to psychiatrist Dr David Veal: "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take selfies.

"Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to help a patient to recognise the reasons for his or her compulsive behaviour and then to learn how to moderate it," he told the Sunday Mirror.

19-year-old Danny Bowman's selfie addiction spiralled out of control, spending ten hours a day taking up to 200 snaps of himself on his iPhone.

'Selfie Addiction' Is No Laughing Matter, Psychiatrists Say (VIDEO)

"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.

That certainly seems to apply to Danny Bowman. The 19-year-old Englishman, who had been diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, developed a selfie addiction in which he took up to 200 photos of himself a day, Mirror News reported. He even became suicidal. Watch Bowman explain his addiction in the video above.

“Danny’s case is particularly extreme,” Psychiatrist Dr. David Veale, whose clinic helped treat the teenager, told Mirror News. “But this is a serious problem. It’s not a vanity issue. It’s a mental health one which has an extremely high suicide rate.”


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