For those who love taking selfies , please do take note that AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION MAKES IT OFFICIAL: ‘SELFIE’ A MENTAL DISORDER.
Levels of the disorder can be rated in the following
I guess why taking selfie can be considereed as a mental disorder is because of this mental disorder called body dysmorphic disorder (BDD for short).
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a pre occupation with some imagined defect in appearance by someone who actually looks reasonably normal. The person afflicted with this disorder is concerned by skin and hair, doing a variety of checking or compensating rituals to alleviate their concerns, becoming house bound for fear of showing themselves to others, - excessive grooming and skin picking are also common,imagined bodily defect was real and reasonable source of concern and avoid looking into mirror.
Statistics- onset during adolescence peaking between 16-17 till 20s, chronic, men focus on body build , genitals, thinning of hair and women focus on varied body areas and more likely to have eating disorder, reluctant to get treatment , easily to get depression and substance abuse.
Causes could co–occur with obsessive compulsive disorder( concern with intrusive thought and also compulsive checking looks) and it displace mental stress to physical symptoms.
Treatment –Medicine to prevent the reuptake of serotonin, plastic surgery, skin treatment, dental surgery, cbt.