Selfitis: Obsessive selfie-taking is a genuine disorder

Dec 26, 2017, 6:04 AM EST
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A research report published in the International Journal of Mental Health Addiction has confirmed that the individuals obsessively taking selfies could be suffering from a genuine disorder, named Selfitis.

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management found that addictive selfie-snapping has a correlation with other underlying mental health issues, such as low self-confidence, writes Digital Trends.

The term “Selfitis” originally appeared as a joke in 2014, but now it’s officially a real mental condition that’s gripping those who take at least three selfies a day and share them on social media, notes Bravo