The scientists told, when the passion for selfies is a disease
MOSCOW, 17 Dec — RIA Novosti. The addiction to selfies and their frequent publication in the Internet are symptoms of mental illness, according to doctors. A study published in the journal International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
Experts developed 20 allegations selfie lovers, and asked participants to rate their accuracy on a scale from 1 to 5. In total, the study involved 400 people aged up to 27 years.
Based on the observations of psychologists came to the conclusion that the slight mental disorder, which experts have called “sulfites”, it is possible to diagnose a person who takes three shots every day, but not publish them on the Internet.
The acute stage of the disease characterizes the desire to post images to the network. The next phase — the chronic — a condition in which the patient is publish a selfie at least six times a day.
According to psychologists, the typical patient “celticism” is an insecure man who seeks to attract attention.