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    Default BS study saying how selfies lead to mental illness



    I don't think it does

    http://www.realnews24.com/scientists...ental-illness/
    A British male teenager tried to commit suicide after he failed to take the perfect selfie. Danny Bowman became so obsessed with capturing the perfect shot that he spent 10 hours a day taking up to 200 selfies. The 19-year-old lost nearly 30 pounds, dropped out of school and did not leave the house for six months in his quest to get the right picture. He would take 10 pictures immediately after waking up. Frustrated at his attempts to take the one image he wanted, Bowman eventually tried to take his own life by overdosing, but was saved by his mom.
    probably had something else going on and the selfie was just a variable. I mean you can become this obsessed with anything. and the fact that society puts so much emphasize on the selfie. Like I feel like we put as much emphasize on the selfie as we do on women and make up

    you could take anything and find a case in society of someone becoming that obsessed. I think he already had something going on and the selfie thing just made it worse.
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    Yeah..there's obviously something else going on there.

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    Yeah, the kid already had something going on to begin with, but photographing himself became a trigger for his obsessive symptoms. I can see how a variety of media could be triggering for many types of mental illness, but not necessarily the cause of them.

    Ironically, photographing myself has actually helped with my own psych issues (distorted body image, history of anorexia nervosa). I still experience a lot of anxiety/shame being photographed, but it's lessened significantly since I photograph myself from time to time, and sharing them was a huge step for me a few years ago. Sort of like exposure therapy, perhaps (pun intended).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stansmith View Post
    Yeah..there's obviously something else going on there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Yeah, the kid already had something going on to begin with, but photographing himself became a trigger for his obsessive symptoms. I can see how a variety of media could be triggering for many types of mental illness, but not necessarily the cause of them.

    Ironically, photographing myself has actually helped with my own psych issues (distorted body image, history of anorexia nervosa). I still experience a lot fo anxiety being photographed, but it's lessened significantly since I photograph myself from time to time. Sort of like exposure therapy, perhaps (pun intended).
    exactly, and the sad thing is people are quick to believe stuff like this. and it just spreads more misinformation. 99% of the population can take selfies with no consequence. to say the selfie caused the problems makes no sense to me. I feel like it's scare tactics done by the media. But really, there's no harm in the selfie
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    The golden rule of my Psych major: Correlation does not equal causation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    The golden rule of my Psych major: Correlation does not equal causation.
    well duh.

    also here's my hypothesis on why the media wants to scare us
    the selfie probably helps with body image issues of society like @Lexicon said in an earlier post. If people start becoming o ok with the way they look people will stop seeking out plastic surgeons. Celebrities will no longer have power of us, which celebrities sponsor products, and there's less of a reason to buy something that is suppose to make you look prettier, so sales will go down in the beauty industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    well duh.

    also here's my hypothesis on why the media wants to scare us
    the selfie probably helps with body image issues of society like @Lexicon said in an earlier post. If people start becoming o ok with the way they look people will stop seeking out plastic surgeons. Celebrities will no longer have power of us, which celebrities sponsor products, and there's less of a reason to buy something that is suppose to make you look prettier, so sales will go down in the beauty industry.
    I think it actually has the opposite effect for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stansmith View Post
    I think it actually has the opposite effect for a good portion of people.
    well no mean looking at other people's selfies. not your own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stansmith View Post
    I think it actually has the opposite effect for some people.
    I think it can go both ways, definitely. Some people who are insecure about their appearance can't resist checking themselves in the mirror. I can see how the digital age would lead to some people getting obsessive over photographing themselves (perhaps like Danny-boy in the article). Then there are others w/the same insecurities, who avoid mirrors as much as possible. I fall into that category. I can't speak for others, but I think it can be useful for those who experience anxiety when looking at themselves/being looked at, who want to overcome that. Like most things, it'll vary from person to person. We all have our nuanced little mental glitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    well duh.
    Glad if it's duh to you, but sometime read a newspaper or magazine or just watch the news and observe how many times they're conflated. It is ridiculous how much the media does not adhere to that rule.

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