Warning to regular selfie snappers? It could be a sign of mental health problems.

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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.

The researchers found that selfie fans were more likely to be lonely
The researchers found that selfie fans were more likely to be lonely

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.

Kim Kardashian is famous for her selfies and  social media updates
Kim Kardashian is famous for her selfies and  social media updates

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.

 

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