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Think Selfies Are Harmless? Think Again! Meet The 19 Year-Old Who Was ADDICTED & Almost Ended His Life Because Of Them!!

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Who'd have known that you could be addicted to taking selfies?!

Danny Bowman, a 19 year-old boy from the UK, has admitted that due to his undiagnosed Body Dysmophic Disorder, he was actually addicted to taking selfies.

So much so, that he used to take 200 A DAY and spend about 10 hours in front of the mirror!

What the WHAAAAT!!

His obsession started when an agency told him he didn't have the right look to be a model.

So he became obsessed with taking the pictures & posting them, so much so that he dropped out of school, lost about 25 pounds, and even tried to take his own life!

However, his mother saved him when he overdosed, he's since started seeing a therapist, and hasn't taken a selfie in seven months!

Good for you, Danny!!!

Who knew, snapping pics of yourself could be so addictive?!? We're just glad Danny got the care he needed, and hopefully he'll be a subtle reminder of what NOT to do when it comes to selfies!

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11 comments to “Think Selfies Are Harmless? Think Again! Meet The 19 Year-Old Who Was ADDICTED & Almost Ended His Life Because Of Them!!”

  1. 1

    He wasn't addicted to selfies, they were just the way his mental disorder expressed itself. He's got BDD and OCD, he was addicted to how he looked. It's not really cool to trivialize his mental disorder, he would likely have body dysmorphia even if "selfies," weren't a thing.

  2. 2

    People with so much time in their hands instead of do something productive with their time!

  3. 3

    What a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooser!!!!! And then he goes public with it???? Haha now everyone knows what a freak you are!

  4. Dee Dee says – reply to this


    THIS, this right here is what is wrong with society today. I get that he had a mental disorder but I'm starting to wonder now if half of my FB friends suffer from BDD coz these days people are much more obsessed with how they look instead of who they are and what they are doing with their life.

  5. Dee Dee says – reply to this


    PS selfies are not dangerous. Stupidity, shallowness, and ego are though. "Boo hoo hoo, they told me I couldn't be a model so I'm gonna kill myself!!" Umm, wow. Maybe there is something to this natural selection business after all coz with a generation of self-centered degenerates with no guidance I'm beginning to fear for our future.

  6. xavier says – reply to this


    Has anybody noticed that the more 'disorders' the scientists find there are out there, the more people are getting diagnosed with it.. as someone else said before me, these people have too much time on their hands! Take your life if that's all its worth for you, one stupid person less on the face of our ruined Earth!

  7. Meg says – reply to this


    I feel like this title really trivializes his mental disorder. Makes it seem silly when this is actually pretty serious stuff.

  8. bitter_truth says – reply to this


    …its called narcissism … plain and simple.

  9. Diego Villavicencio says – reply to this


    Omg Perez you're a completely liar. This article is SO FALSE. He never tried to kill himself because of selfies. Please go do your homework:

  10. Laura says – reply to this


    Bdd and OCD which this young man suffered from is no laughing matter.The selfie tag does not give the correct understanding of the distress these conditions cause to individuals and their family. The model issue was just another way of getting validation or checking out if other people think that you have the imperfections someone with BDD think they have. A very brave young man who is prepared to speak out to help others and try and break down the stigma of mental illness. The only losers are the people who can't recognise this.

  11. Dave says – reply to this


    Re: Laura – totally agree with this,he is speaking out to help others
    And this probably totally helps his recovery.