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Mental Hospital Building a Selfie Syndrome Therapy Facility

MANILA – Philippine General Hospital – Mental or Psychiatric Unit or most commonly known as Mental Hospital is now building a facility to handle Selfie Syndrome problems. As per Department of Health (DOH) recommendation it will have a complete research and therapy facility.


Selfie Syndrome is a new psychiatric case spreading across the globe, it is manifested by taking too much photograph of themselves then sharing it everywhere and then asking everyone to like it. Research say that selfie syndrome is caused by too much addiction on technology’s capability to have a convenient front camera and self centered nature of humans. At a normal basis this is not a problem but when it gets too much it will be a problem, it will become a habit then it hinders with normal human activity.

DOH particularly with UP – PGH Mental Hospital are building a research and therapy facility to answer the needs to cure this kind of psychiatric case. The facility will have the following;

1. Selfie Syndrome Testing unit which is consisted of High Definition CCTV, a facial and eye movement video data analytics system and a test unit of iPhone 6 or any high end android phone with front facing camera. The testing unit will have the capability to detect early signs of selfie syndromes in a person based on his or her facial and eye movement.

2. Selfie Research Unit, a data and medical research unit that is composed of psychologists, medical doctors who specializes on  psychiatry and data scientist with experience on data about human behavior. They will be using computer units that have access to the Blue Gene/P analytics system located at DOST РASTI.

3. Selfie Therapy Unit, a treatment unit is also manned by the Selfie Research Unit, with all the tools needed to treat a patient of Selfie Syndrome.

Right now the facility is at 30% progress on the building and with purchase of all the needed tools and facility units. Hopefully this gets finished before the end of the year to start treatment of around 3 million Filipino patients.