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Selfitis: American Psychiatric Association Admits It Used Wrong Term To Describe Mental Disorder

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Four years after it officially declared the taking of selfies a mental disorder, the American Psychiatric Asssociation (APA) now admits it used the wrong terminology to describe the disease.

It named the disorder, ‘selfitis.’

Since then, the world has acknowledged and experienced the existence of sefitis. Scientific studies, including a recent one conducted by the U.K.’s Nottingham Trent University, have confirmed the existence of this mental disorder.

Today, APA issued a statement that it erred in naming the disorder ‘selfitis.’

” ’itis’ refers to an inflammation,” APA said, ‘ and since the taking of selfies and posting them on the Internet is really more of an addiction than an infllamation, the more correct term for it should be ‘selfism.’

As in alcoholism, the addiction to alcohol.

Still other medical experts say selfitis was also accurage because it involves the ‘inflammation’ of the ego.



Philippine Mental Association Confirms Onset Of New Mental Illness: Fulselfitis

5D914C36-9FB3-4CCF-BD67-B064BEC4D494MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In 2014, The Adobo Chronicles broke the story about a new mental condition called ‘selfitis.’  As confirmed by the American Psychiatric Association, the mental disorder involves the obssessive-compulsive taking of selfies and posting them on social media.  Three levels of the disease were confirmed: borderline, acute and chronic.

Now, the Philippine Mental Health Association (PMA) is confirming the spread of a new mental illness called Fulselfitis.

PMA said this condition afflicts many Filipinos, most of whom are identified with the Liberal Party, Opposition and the Yellow groups.  It said Fulselfitis is an abbreviation for the condition of being “full of one’s self.” (In Tagalog, masyadong bilib sa sarili.)

Among the symptoms of Fulselfitis are:

  • Extraordinary self-confidence leading to a feeling of perfection
  • High-grade fever of 103 F or higher which results in hallucination
  • Extreme allergy to any mention of Duterte
  • A significant reduction of I.Q.
  • Jaundice or yellowing of the eyes and skin

PMA is urging those experiencing these symptoms to immediately seek the care of a licensed psychiatrist.  It must be noted, however, that this is not covered under PhilHealth.

Exclusive: PNoy Reacts To Senate Committee Report On Dengvaxia

2A4F842B-8A75-4A2C-809E-7D0A2CAADE59QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Ex-President NoyNoy Aquino finally broke his silence and reacted to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s report on the botched Dengvaxia vaccination program which put the lives of over 800,000 Filipino school children at risk.

Senator Dick Gordon’s committee recommended that criminal charges be filed against Aquino and key members of his administration.

In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles at his Times Street residence in Quezon City, Aquino said:

”Kung alam ko lang na aabot sa ganito, sana nagpasagasa na lang ako sa tren.” (Had I known it would come to this, I should have just let myself be runover by a train.)

Aquino was, of course, referring to his botched promise that if the MRT project during his administration would not be completed on time, he’d let himself be runover by a train.

Is that promise finally coming to fruition?