Secret Lives of Teens: Selfie generation

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- As teens -- and adults -- increasingly become selfie-focused, research is pointing to serious mental disorders related to a generation overly obsessed with itself.

It's a matter of adolescents and teens constantly trying to define themselves, said teen development specialist Dr. Robyn Silverman.

"They crave positive feedback to help them see how their identity fits into their world. Social media offers an opportunity to garner immediate information. The problem is they are looking in a dangerous place," she said.