Currently, selfie become the most frequently performed by many smartphone users, especially the younger generation. Yes, it’s not a new thing anymore if at any time a lot of people take photos of them or do selfie every few hours or even every few minutes. They always want to capture their best moments. Now, young generation is familiar with smartphones equipped with super-sophisticated camera, even with applications that support editting photo selfie trends, so it cannot be blamed if selfie has become a daily routine.
But from this selfie habit, actually there are things that need to worry about the mental health of those who are addicted selfie. Based disclose.tv, psychiatrists and other mental health workers are linking this habit with mental illness narcissism, and a person’s obsession with their appearance. In the same page, psychiatrist Dr. David Veal said that two of the three patients come to him with complaints of body dysmorphic disorder that makes the brand insist on doing selfie many times since the emergence of this trend in social media. He said that he saw this behavior on his friends who repeatedly do selfie to get the right angle and is very aware of the details of their skin, eyebrows, eyes, cheeks, teeth, hair and so on to make it look nice.
Although selfie is a trend, and the habit is not danger, but gradually and in the long term be able build self-awareness and fake excessive confidence. Rather than accept what your body, you actually create a picture of the “fake” yourself to satisfy yourself. There are even people who become unproductive due to spend the time to get the best picture when selfie and lost a lot of things.
So, before excessive addiction to selfie and even lead you to a mental illness, you should begin to love yourself first and set the photo as it is yourself, and if you like selfie, do not overdo it because it can trigger mental illness.