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08/26/2013 07:32 am ET Updated Aug 26, 2013
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17 Signs Your Child Is A One Direction Fan

A fan of British-Irish boy band One Direction screams as she waits for a glimpse of her idols ahead of a concert in Wellingto
A fan of British-Irish boy band One Direction screams as she waits for a glimpse of her idols ahead of a concert in Wellington on April 22, 2012. One Direction comprise four young Britons and an Irishman, with their first album making its debut at number one on the US charts last month -- a feat never before achieved by a British band. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

There's an epidemic affecting the world's youth in alarming numbers, and it comes in the form of five dashing British and Irish boys with honey-smooth voices and puppy dog eyes.

Tweens across the nation are catching the One Direction bug, and, to date, there is no known cure. Once affected, these youth identify themselves as "Directioners" and have a relentless drive to learn more about these charming gents. The upcoming release of the 1D movie, "One Direction: This Is Us," has resulted in a sharp increase in known cases.

Fear not, parents! In partnership with Sony Pictures, we've put together this handy slideshow to help you learn to identify the signs of true One Direction fandom so you can spot them in your child.

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