Selfie mania? A real mental disorder according to experts overseas of American Psychiatric Association. That the definition of psychiatric troubles of the prevailing fashion in the network in recent months come just from the home of the trend sounds a bit strange and slightly bizarre, but there you are: psychiatrists stars and stripes have given a label of concern to the desire of exhibitionism raised by self-timer and posted via social networks. A problem that takes on the shape of the disease and, in order not to miss anything, even the name. This is the selfitis, the selfite.


A pathology, selfite, that is, most commonly, the selfie mania, which is nothing more than an obsessive compulsive desire to take pictures of themselves. An uncontrollable desire to capture faces and facets, funny expressions or provocative toting smartphone or tablet. A desire for self-timer that results in pathological need and that, according to the U.S. psychiatrists, is dictated by a series of frustrations and failings. In particular, the technological selfite is the sad result of lack of self-esteem and intimacy of gaps, one way as another, strictly in hi-tech version 2.0 as any fashion that respects, to vent the lack of self-confidence .

A disease of modern times that has several possible faces and can occur in different versions. There are patients selfie borderline, that you take about three photos a day, but if you keep them for themselves, and avoid sharing them with friends, real or imaginary, of the network via social networks. Then there are those “sick” more convinced, those suffering from acute selfite, according to the classification drawn by the experts of the American Psychiatric Association, who can not resist their trio of self-portraits from smartphones and newspapers, not content, publish it all online on one or more digital platforms strictly social. Hopeless cases, or nearly so, on the other hand, individuals suffering from chronic selfite that car taking photos more than six times a day, and then bring each frame diligently on your profile social, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that is.

Identified the disease and classified the different forms of the different stages of the same, U.S. doctors have also considered the possible cures. If a specific therapy, the effectiveness guaranteed one hundred percent, is not yet available, there is a useful treatment to overcome this mental disorder. This is the cognitive-behavioral therapy .