Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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Selfy as a Mental Disorder - A Review



Address:   Mrs. Sunitha P.S1 , Mrs. Vidya M1 , Mrs. Rashmi P2, Mrs. Mamatha M2
1Assistant Lecturers, Mental Health Nursing, J.S.S College of Nursing, M.G Road , Mysuru
2Medical Surgical Nursing, J.S.S College of Nursing, M.G Road , Mysuru
2Child Health Nursing, J.S.S College of Nursing, M.G Road , Mysuru
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00039.1

ABSTRACT:
Selfies frequently trigger perceptions of self-indulgence or attention-seeking social dependence that raises the damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don’t spectre of either narcissism or very low self-esteem”. Psychiatrists believed that behaviors could generate more mental issues in the future, especially those related to lack of confidence. You’ve seen it thousands of times on facebook and other social media outlets , there is even a song on the radio about it Selfies have become a huge trend in social media and psychiatrists and mental health workers are linking them to mental health conditions related to narcissism and a person’s obsession with their looks. How far can the selfie obsession go A British male teenager went to the extent of trying to commit suicide after he was unable to take what he felt was the perfect selfie. Danny Bowman became so obsessed with capturing the perfect shot that he would spend roughly 10 hours per day taking up to 200 selfies trying to get the perfect shot. As things got more and more intense for Danny, he lost nearly 30 pounds, dropped out of school and did not leave the house for six months as he kept trying for the perfect picture. During his suicide attempt, Bowman was saved by his mother.
KEYWORDS:
Selfy, Selfitis, Narcissism and Psychopath, Obsessive Compulsive
Cite:
Sunitha P.S , Vidya M, Rashmi P, Mamatha M. Selfy as a Mental Disorder - A Review. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2016; 4(2): 169-172.
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