Addicted to Selfies?


AlexJC
on Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:27 am

So file this under: weird, sad, bizarre, disturbing. 


According to the Mirror, a British teen is addicted to taking selfies. So much so that he would spend hours on end taking photos and up to 200 selfies A DAY. Then, when he couldn't get the exact right photo, he even tried to take his own life! 

He dropped out of school, lost weight and stayed at home all in the name of a perfect selfie. 

Apparently, this isn't an isolated incidence. Quoted from Mirror article: "The top psychiatrist at the clinic where Danny was treated revealed ­addiction to taking selfies is becoming so widespread it is now is a recognised mental illness."

This story is just so sad an disturbing. 

What do you think of this? Is it possible to become addicted to selfies? How many do you take a day? 

(via mirror)
 

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snazzytank
Sad on Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:35 am

I guess there is never an end to new and disturbing addictions and how they manifest themselves through mental illness. Hopefully he was able to get proper help. I've only probably taken about 25 "selfies" in my life so I'm probably not the best expert on the subject - lol!
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hellowoman
Wow on Mar 28, 2014 @ 12:52 am

That's so unfortunate! But, I can definitely see how selfies could become a huge issue for mental health. If you incorporate the personal reasons people take selfies, the way society feels about the photos, and many more issues there is no wonder it's becoming an issue!
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TashaCat
So Sad on Nov 06, 2014 @ 03:41 pm

I'm fascinated with the way new technology has been harnessed for the cult of the 'I'. Is it the unbridled self-promotion of a deeply narcissistic cultural shift? Has technology made people create their personal brands before they have developed a stable self?

If it's genuinely recognized as as a mental illness, then all those contests for 'post a selfie of you with our product, location etc to win' are suspect. It's like raffling off alcohol to alcoholics
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kabingurl
There's medication for things like this. on Jan 15, 2015 @ 08:13 pm

Sorry, but seriously, there is something seriously wrong with this person. It is a mental illness of some sort, chemical composition is off with this individual. Counselling, meds who knows. People are so focused on looks and these stupid selfies that they forget to live. Some cannot seem to function very well in the real world and only feel their best with online communities, which is sad and pathetic. Hopefully this person gets help.
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colleend
wow on Jan 16, 2015 @ 09:17 am

I never take or post selfies.
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desireesaft
Selfie Addiction on Jan 24, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

very sad how technology is taking over peoples lives
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CreeWinter
Addicted on Jan 25, 2015 @ 10:21 am

I am very much addicted to taking selfies. My as much lately tho as I am having skin problems and really do not need to see that in the photos lolll I used to have thousands of selfies! I actually made an extremely fast ten second video of my selfies in six months. I had maybe around 1000 photos at high speed. I love taking selfies. I think a job I would enjoy is modeling (I know it's not all that glamorous)
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Cy73
Technology take over on Feb 06, 2015 @ 06:05 am

I'm still trying to figure out Instagram myself. I noticed there are a lot of Kim Kardashian wannabe types out there. Also the butt selfies: the belfies are hugely popular. I have a hard enough time trying to take pictures when the time is right or if the lighting is good, etc but I'm not obsessed with selfies at all. I think it plays with your self esteem. I'm not interested in showing off my duck lips or pouts, or air kisses, or butt. It's getting a little ridiculous.
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rogersresaca
Selfies on Feb 06, 2015 @ 08:45 pm

I'm with you there Cy73 about Instagram! I can't handle that. I'm doing Twitter and it took a bit to get use to it, but I love it. Same way with Pinterest. Now I love it too, but I just don't get Instagram or do Facebook.
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Newfiescreech
So Sad .. on Mar 02, 2015 @ 09:46 pm

so sad see whats happening to young people over technology
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