New Research Says Selfies Are Linked To Addiction, Narcissism, And Mental Illness

New Research Says Selfies Are Linked To Addiction, Narcissism, And Mental Illness

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Smart phones are connecting us more so than we’ve ever been connected. In a day, you can chat with your grandma, pay your bills, order a pizza, and get a hot date all with your smart phone. But like every cool invention, there’s probably a downside.

“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,” says Dr. David Veal, a psychologist.

“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.

So is it possible that selfies cause mental illness, addiction, and suicide? Some psychologists say yes. They warn parents to watch their children closely and observe what they do online.

Source : Daily Vibes