Selfie Psychosis

Source:  Selfie Psychosis    Tag:  dysmorphic definition
Namaste and welcome to this posting for the Quiet Mouse Strikes Back. Thank  you for taking the time to join me today for what I think is an interesting topic. I want to write a short blog about the psychosis of people who take too many selfie shots with their cellphone/camera.
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The American Medical Association (AMA) has clearly stated that there is indeed something wrong with people who take an overabundance of selfies. There is clearly a trend growing here that has been linked to not only psychosis, but also to narcissism and Body Dysmorphic Disorder as well. There have been reported cases of suicides and attempted suicides by young people who just were unable to find a perfect angle to photograph themselves. So what exactly is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
"... a preoccupation with one or more perceived flaws in appearance, which are unnoticeable by others as well as the excessive self-consciousness individuals with BDD often feel defined by their flaw."
Narcissism is defined as "a measure of inflated self-image often motivated by underlying insecurity."
This is opposed to psychopathy which involves a lack of empathy and impulsive behavior.
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 The preoccupation with selfies may be an indicator of a person with a lack of confidence or sense of self that might make him or her a victim of other mental health problems as well. Acting out by taking too many selfies might be a cry for help from some who are craving external attention to make up for their internal insecurities. An article I read from the UK also suggests that excessive selfie taking is related to the condition of Obsessive Compulsive Dissorder (OCD), not to mention a possible addiction to technology, in this case of the cell phone. But nearly 2 out of three people being treated for selfie addiction are sufferers of BDD, as mentioned above.
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Mind blown, huh? If you are one of my friends who takes a lot of selfies, I do apologize, as this article was not meant to call anyone in particular out, but rather to bring up concern in my mind out to an open discussion. Well, that's about all I have to say about that. Thanks again for joining me and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Peace. Love. Respect for self and for others.