TikTok breeding ground for mental disorders

Sharing is Caring!

A new group of social media stars are surging on TikTok: Mental health influencers. Most of them are teen girls and young women who post videos of themselves experiencing symptoms, like Tourette’s tics or rapid switches from one personality to another due to borderline personality disorder. Others, often without any medical credentials, post videos that help viewers “self-diagnose” their own mental conditions.

These videos are getting billions of views. On TikTok alone, the hashtag #BPD (borderline personality disorder) has 3.7 billion views, #bipolar 2 billion, and #DID (dissociative identity disorder) another 1.5 billion.

Recently, psychologists have noticed a wave of adolescent girls also claiming to suffer from Tourette’s Syndrome and rare mental health conditions, such as borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — conditions not typically seen in the teen demographic. And a common denominator between many of these symptomatic girls has been identified: Consuming mental health content on TikTok.

See also  Nigeria is First Nation to Ground Flights as Fuel Costs Soar


Help Support Independent Media, Please Donate or Subscribe:
See also  Mental Illness: Women brag about not moving out of the way for men on sidewalks

Views: 3

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.