For all self-obsessed souls out there who begin their day with a pouty duck-facedpicture of their unwashed faces, you’ve been officially declared – Mentally Disordered.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has confirmed today that taking selfies is not just a‘new trend’ but a mental disorder.
Officially known as ‘selefits’, the mental disease is defined as a ‘compulsive urge to take one’s self and get social approval by posting them on social sites.’
The APA made the baffling discovery during its annual board of directors meeting in Chicago today. According to doctors, taking selfies is one way to boost self-esteem and fill in emotional gaps.
APA further explained three different levels of the mental disorder as following
- Borderline selfitis: capturing self-images at least thrice a day but refraining from posting them on social media. Judging from the bombardment of selfies on our social media walls, it means 75% female and 50% male population are demented.
- Acute selfitis: The symptoms for this level includes taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day and posting each of the photos on social media
- Chronic selfitis: Overpowering urge to take photos of one’s self constantly and sharing them social media more than six times a day
According to the APA, while there is currently no cure for the disorder, temporary treatment is available through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The other good news is that CBT is covered under Obamacare.
This is unwelcome news for many of us out there including ‘Ellen Degeners’ whose famous Oscar slefie broke all share-ability records on Twitter.
The selfie trend, which started with celebrities spread far and wide recently turned a bi too dangerous when a selfie- addict tried to take his life when he failed to take a perfect image after 200 selfies.