A story has been making the social media rounds claiming the American Psychiatric Association declared the selfie a mental disorder. Sufferers of "selfitis" fall into three categories: borderline, acute and chronic. (I'm guessing I'd easily fall into the chronic category.) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can treat the disorder, the post says, before adding that, luckily, "CBT is covered under Obamacare." But before you buy into the silly sounding disorder, consider the source: The original post came from the Adobo Chronicles. A quick glance at their About page shows it's a site for “your source of up-to-date, unbelievable news. Everything you read on this site is based on fact, except for the lies."
A search on the APA site yielded no results for the term selfitis, and Social News Daily is claiming it's most likely a hoax. Or probably an April Fools' joke?
The Adobo Chronicles then followed up with a piece saying Samsung, Apple and Nokia are "responding" to the mental disorder by proactively doing away with front-facing cameras on all their upcoming devices. Elaborate stuff.