As it is fashionable to take selfies with the cell phone and publish them on social networks, no one is surprised that this trend is the subject of conversation and even study. This is why when an announcement by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) began to spread throughout the network since last March, which had classified that inclination to frequent "self-portraits" as mental illness, many they were not surprised and even seemed normal. According to the note, which went viral in a few hours, taking selfies was an insane inflammation of the ego or, to use the definition that the APA itself had used during its annual meeting of directors in Chicago, it was about the evil of selfitis.
The disease had been defined as the "obsessive compulsive desire to take pictures of oneself and publish them on social media, in order to compensate for the lack of self-esteem and fill an absence of intimacy." The three phases of the disorder were even broken down, from the initial phase to acute selfitis and chronic selfitis.
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If you were already worried at this point in the information, knowing that there was no cure for selfitis could have aggravated your nervousness… although in the end it was claimed that the disease was covered by Obamacare. Either way, we are happy to reveal to you that for now you can stick with your selfies: as forbes.com explains, the article was totally fake. Apparently, it originated from the adobochronicles.com news site, which proudly states that "everything you read on this site is based on fact, except lies."