Oyibo Disease: Selfie Addict Attempts Suicide

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Schoolboy Danny Bowman was so desperate to attract girls, he spent 10 hours a day taking more than 200 selfies in a bid to find the perfect image.
But his addiction, which began at the age of 15, caused him to drop out of school and lose almost two stone in weight.
He did not leave his house in Newcastle upon Tyne for six months, and when he failed to take the flawless shot, he tried to kill himself by taking an overdose.
His mother, Penny, managed to save him, but he was forced to seek help after his addiction had spiralled out of control.
Danny, believed to be Britain's first selfie addict, has now had therapy to treat his technology addiction, OCD and Body dysmorphic disorder – an excessive anxiety about personal appearance.  
The teenager has not taken a picture of himself in months, and has realised that achieving perfection is impossible. 
He told the  Daily Mirror :  'I was constantly in search of taking the perfect selfie and when I realised I couldn’t I wanted to die.
I lost my friends, my education, my health and almost my life.
'The only thing I cared about was having my phone with me so I could satisfy the urge to capture a picture of myself at any time of the day.'
He would look at photos of his 'idol' Leonardo Di Caprio and would then replicate his poses. 
Danny's dream was to become a male model, and it was a casting session in  2011 that began the obsession.  
He would take 10 photos of himself before he washed and would sneak out of class three times every hour. 
When he posted the images on Facebook, he said people would write negative comments, with one saying his nose was too big while another mocked his complexity.
culled from Dailymail

**This selfie matter seems to be getting out of hand oh! Even in Naija. Do you know anyone that's a selfie addict? They could be at risk of developing OCD and Body dysmorphic disorder (oyibo disease). Please share this topic with them.