Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003664
Title: Awareness of selfie addiction among teenagers: A questionnaire-based study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to analyze and evaluate the awareness about selfie addiction among teenagers. Introduction: “Selfitis” is described as the obsessive taking of selfies and has been considered as a psychological disorder. The condition, sometimes even leads to deaths and can lead to body dysmorphic disorder. Selfitis is observed in various stages as borderline, acute, and chronic. The prevalence of this condition is alarming. Materials and Methods: About 100 teenagers were selected randomly and were evaluated using an online-based questionnaire comprising 15 questions. The questions were multiple choice questions and the results were evaluated. Results: This study is done to evaluate the awareness prevalent among the teenagers regarding the condition “selfitis,” its symptoms, the effects, and the various risks involved. Conclusion: From this study, it is evident that the teenagers are aware of the condition and there is sufficient awareness of the effects such as selfie deaths; furthermore, awareness should be spread among the teenagers regarding the various self-esteem issues that will aid in the holistic functioning of the society as mentally healthy individuals.

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    B. Sowndarya1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnupriya2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    B. Sowndarya1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnupriya2

    Title:Awareness of selfie addiction among teenagers: A questionnaire-based study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1229-1231)
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    Methodology:Body dysmorphic disorder, Selfie deaths, Selfies, questionnaire-based study
    Research Materials:100 teenagers

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Body dysmorphic disorder Selfie deaths Selfies Selfitis

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