• selfie syndrome is a term that is used to describe a phenomenon in which people become obsessed with taking and sharing photos of themselves on social media. this can be driven by a desire for validation, attention, or recognition from others. some people with selfie syndrome may spend a significant amount of time and effort creating the perfect selfie, and they may become anxious or distressed if their photos do not receive enough likes or positive feedback. some experts have suggested that selfie syndrome can be linked to mental health issues such as body dysmorphic disorder, low self-esteem, and social anxiety.