SNAPPING regular selfies could be a sign of mental health problems, medical experts have warned.
They could indicate damage to the snapper’s psychological well-being and trouble in their relationships with other people.
Brits now snap more than 1.2 billion self-portraits annually on their smartphones. But many who shared them on social media did so to ease loneliness, a study found in Thailand.
And selfie fans are more likely to be dangerously self-obsessed, narcissistic and attention-seeking, the report said.
Lead researcher Dr Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol warned of “unhealthy behaviours” associated with the craze.
He said: “Not only do individuals obsessed with taking selfies tend to feel their personal lives and psychological well-being are damaged, but they may feel that relationships with others are impaired.
“Individuals with higher degrees of loneliness tend to report selfie-liking to a greater extent.”
Researchers at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok studied 300 students aged 21 to 24.