Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness

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  1. Vashier

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    http://higherperspective.com/2014/0...m-addiction-mental-illness.html?utm_source=HP

    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 and post selfies on social media sites.”

    “Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to help a patient to recognize the reasons for his or her compulsive behavior and then to learn how to moderate it,” he told the Sunday Mirror.

    A British male teenager tried to commit suicide after he failed to take the perfect selfie. Danny Bowman became so obsessed with capturing the perfect shot that he spent 10 hours a day taking up to 200 selfies. The 19-year-old lost nearly 30 pounds, dropped out of school and did not leave the house for six months in his quest to get the right picture. He would take 10 pictures immediately after waking up. Frustrated at his attempts to take the one image he wanted, Bowman eventually tried to take his own life by overdosing, but was saved by his mom.
     
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    Abso-fucking-lutely!
     
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    You needed a Scientist to tell you this?:p
     
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    Poor Beff. After thousands of selfies, she's not even close to the perfect one. I hope she doesn't off herself.
    What would become of those helpless kittens!
     
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    I just found the article rather relevant for here considering :D
     
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    I hope she eats a bag of oats laced with cyanide. :loco:
     
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    Tweens and 42 yr odes with a stunted mentalities post selfies...and clearly her need for those dumb tweets she gets after she posts a pic indicates she is insane....Beff you are SO beautiful!! Beff you are an angel.....she is a frickin nutcase.
     
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    those douchbags need to be thrown out of the gene pool.
     
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    Didnt see it at all when he was originally in the news..... But the muther fucker got a bit of a Thom Yorke look goin on!
     
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    no shit, charlie.
     
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    oh hell i said that a while ago.
     
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    So you're saying my Tinder profile featuring six selfies is a red flag?!? :bigcry:
     
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    Attn Beth Fan page blogger: please read and utilize the OP mercilessly.
     
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    That chick..(or dude) is awesome...I wish he/she would reveal themselves here.
     
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    :haha: Western society is so fucking pussified right now. I give that country another 10 years before Sharia law is in effect.
     
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    Funniest thing i've read today:artiejj:
     
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    Selke addiction? When you have a $1,000 a Week Selfie habit We can talk about addictions
     
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    Beth has narcissism. I thought she was just retarded. It's a step up for her.
     
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