Selfie- a New Generation Addiction Disorder-Literature Review and Updates
Dr. Pankaj B. Shah*
Department of Community Medicine, SRMC & RI. SRU, Chennai-116, India
Over a period of time, technological advancement has given us new addiction disorders. Last two decades were known for computer addiction disorder and internet addiction disorders. Smartphone has intruded in our daily life so much that without which we cannot survive. Many of today generation smarphones are equipped with high resolution camera, we call it “selfie” camera. Though people were fond of taking photographs of their own and others since many decades, with selfie camera it has lead to an extreme effect. It is coupled with posting the selfie photographs (selfie) on social networking sites. Further they are waiting for comments of friends and others. This has lead to chain of reactions leading to a complex addiction disorder which we may easily call as Selfie addiction disorder. Oxford English Dictionary had described “Selfie” as word of the year in 2013 (Wade, 2014).