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#Obsession: freeing yourself from social media disorder
by Seyedeh Tina Sadri, M.A. L.M.F.T. and Randall Frakes
There is a real epidemic of social media addiction in this country and abroad - wherever anyone has access to the Internet. When a British youth tries to kill himself because he cannot take the perfect “selfie,” we know humankind has crossed a line into dangerous and toxic territory.
Beneath the surface topic of social media disorder, this book is really about self-esteem related disorders that lead to over-reliance on outside validation. Because it is new and pervasive, especially to a young generation raised under its influence and never knowing anything different, social media is the main culprit for behavior disorders plaguing otherwise balanced individuals.
This book explores the outer extremes of the disorder and then furnishes several important, yet simple, processes by which to restore psychological balance. Social Media is a positive tool in our lives when used properly. This book serves as a guide on how to interact with social media in a healthy way.
People are becoming more and more obsessed with communicating an idealized version of themselves to strangers and creating an electronic ghost personality that exists only because certain facts are edited out.
This is one of the first and most enlightening books on this growing epidemic of social media addiction. It is a fascinating exploration of social media, but also a way to see yourself in the many amazing case histories - and decide if you are a victim of this modern malady.
#Obsession will appeal to anyone who uses social media, which is nearly everyone on the planet, even people in third world countries.
About the Authors:
Seyedeh Tina Sadri, M.A. L.M.F.T. is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is the Founder of Newport Mental Wellness, a private practice in Newport Beach, California.
Tina supports various programs in Orange County and has quickly gained notoriety for her support in programs that help women and children. She was featured as one of Orange County’s Dynamic Women of 2014 in Modern Luxury Riviera Magazine. Her advocacy and experience in women and children's wellness was instrumental in writing about the topic of social media and its affect on today's society.
Randall Frakes is a prolific screenwriter and book author. He is the author of bestselling first two TERMINATOR novelizations and co-authored HOW TO MAKE MONEY MAKING MOVIES. He edited an annotated JAMES CAMERON’S TITANIC: THE ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY and contributed to the bestselling JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR: AN ACTIVIST SURVIVAL GUIDE.
(2016, Paperback, 112 pages)