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A British teenager takes 200 selfies a day

To some, selfies are not a game. British 19-year-old Danny Bowman was so obsessed with getting the perfect picture of himself, he tried to kill himself when he wasn't satisfied with the results.

According to "The Mirror," Bowman dropped out of school and spent 10 hours a day taking over 200 selfies. He also lost almost thirty pounds and stayed in his house for six months trying to look his best for the camera. His parents tried to help him, but he became aggresive and eventually tried to overdose on pills but was saved by his mom.

“I was constantly in search of taking the perfect selfie and when I realized I couldn’t I wanted to die," Bowman explained. "I lost my friends, my education, my health and almost my life.” Bowman is believed to be Britain's first selfie addict and is now being treated for technology addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. “Danny’s case is particularly extreme,” said Dr. David Veal who’s clinic has helped weaned him off his iPhone. “But this is a serious problem. It’s not a vanity issue. It’s a mental health one which has an extremely high suicide rate.”


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