We have noticed you are using an ad blocker
To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.
To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.
Danny Bowman, a British teenager, tried to commit suicide after he failed to capture his perfect picture.
The teenager was so obsessed with selfies that he would spend 10 hours a day taking up to 200 photos of himself on his iPhone.
Bowman,19, lost almost 30 pounds and remained housebound for six months to get the perfect self-portrait. He would take 10 photos just after waking up.
Bowman was so addicted that he dropped out of school and slipped into depression so much so that he nearly overdosed on pills in an attempt to kill himself.
However, his mother found him unconscious and rushed him to hospital in time, the Mirror reported. He was later treated for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphia disorder (BDD) at the Maudsley Hospital in London.
"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," Bowman told the Mirror.
"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 added.
Bowman, who has been tagged as Britain's first selfie addict, started posting self portraits on Facebook when he was 15.