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Taking 'selfies' is a mental disorder?





Chicago,Illinois–The American Psychiatric Association(APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along:

taking 'selfies' is a mental disorder.

The APA made this classification during its annual board of directors meeting in Chicago. The disorder is called selfitis, and is defined as the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one's self and post them to social media as a way to make up for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy.

APA said there are three levels of the disorder:

Borderline selfitis:

taking photos of one's self at least three times a day but not posting them on social media

Acute selfitis:

taking photos of one's self at least three times a day and posting each of the photos on social media

Chronic selfitis:

Uncontrollable urge to take photos of one's self round the clock and posting the photos on social media more than six times a day According to the APA, while there is currently no cure for the disorder, temporary treatment is available through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT).

The other good news is that CBT is covered under Obamacare. This is uncomfortable news for the city of Makati in the Philippines, especially Mayor Junjun Vinay, who is the son of the incumbent Vice President. Makati was recently named the selfie capital of the world by Timemagazine.

The mayor organized a confetti parade after his city received a rare honor.

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