3 Feb The “selfie” culture could be fuelling an increase in eating disorders such as anorexia, a leading expert has warned. Dr Alex Yellowlees, a consultant psychiatrist at the Priory hospital group, said a worrying trend for online anorexia “diaries”, charting people's descent into starvation, complete with. 21 Jan Mother Eva Rut Gunnlaugsdottir 35, from Reykjavik, Iceland, shed 7st 12lb by charting her weight loss with a series of self-portraits for a year to shock herself into starting a diet - and then stick to it. Participants were young women (age 18–29; M = , SD = ) who completed self-report questionnaires of SNS use and body-related and disordered eating concerns. Results showed that SNS 'selfie' activities, rather than general SNS usage, were associated with body-related and eating concerns . Specifically.