'Selfitis' was a tongue-in-cheek clauses created to make fun of those who have an obsession with taking selfies but a group of researchers have actually been looking into if 'selfitis' could be a verifiable thing and their findings have been published in the International Journal of Mental Health Addiction.
The research comprises “creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and took place in India, the rural area with the highest rate of 'deaths by selfies', and the study featured 200 individuals. During the research, the group authenticated that they used selfies to gain the attention of others and to come out on top in the social media game. Some of the group also said they toughened selfies as a way to improve low self-confidence and mood, two issues which are now more commonly discussed by health professionals.
Also on the list of conducts the selfie-obsessed shared was the need to just record a memory which they can look back on, something we can all relate to and therefore class as a little multitudinous 'normal'.
The research group from Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management do want to something out that more research needs to be done before anyone can determine if selfie-taking is actually bad for your health, however, their research writing-paper, along with others who have looked at similar subjects, has begun to validate that 'selfitis' and 'selfie addiction' could be a veritable thing.
Even though 'selfitis' is, most definitely, not classed as a mental disorder, the research is the first of its kind to explore the odds and we can't argue that the selfie is definitely a cultural phenomenon that's here to stay with apps, accessories and even inbuilt camera technology certifying it easier than ever for users to perfect their self-portraits.
(Via Digital Trends)