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Jade takes a stand against her body dysmorphic disorder

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:32:24 +0100

Jade, 21 from Liverpool suffers with body dysmorphic disorder - but she decided to take a stand against her condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient - Gupta MA, Pur DR, Vujcic B, Gupta AK.

Fri, 05 May 2017 09:08:42 +0100

An assessment of suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient may be necessary in several situations: (i) presence of psychiatric comorbidity (major depressive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, substance use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder) enco... (Source: SafetyLit)



Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and risk for suicide: the role of depression - Shaw AM, Arditte Hall KA, Rosenfield E, Timpano KR.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:29:29 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is associated with elevated suicidality. Little is known about why BDD patients are at increased risk. The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS) could clarify suicidality in BDD, and theorizes that perceived bu... (Source: SafetyLit)



It ’s Not About the Panini: A Story About OCD and Anorexia

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:10:50 +0100

18 years ago I found myself drawn to a light switch. Turning the lights on and off became an ordeal as every room’s light switch hypnotized me into gliding my fingers across it, pressing my fingertips against the smooth plastic until it satisfied me. A similar undertaking occurred with door knobs. I felt the intense need to wrap my hands tightly around the knob, releasing it and then grasping it again. I did this until the tightness in my stomach dissolved, until I felt calm enough to walk away. Around the same time, intrusive thoughts infiltrated my mind. They began as the mispronunciation of words in my inner dialogue, mispronunciations that I could not correct. I used all of my force to edit the articulation of vowels and consonants in my mind, mouthing the words to m...



Mental Illness or Brain Disorder?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:10:50 +0100

Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of course the media portrayal of these illnesses doesn’t help, but surely there must be more to it than that. While the “physical illnesses” mentioned above are seen as diseases that happen to us, the “mental illnesses” are perceived as us. We get heart disease, but we are bipolar. We get cancer, but we are obsessive-compulsive. Heart disease and cancer are separate from us. Bipolar Disorder and OCD are us. Indeed, many people mistakenly believe that those with “mental illnesses” typically have no insight or understanding as to wh...



Artist's Unapologetic Vagina Paintings Are A Force Of Body Positivity

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:48:40 +0100

This article contains paintings of vulvae. Beautiful paintings of vulvae.  Initially, artist Jacqueline Secor didn’t intend to show her series “The Diversity of Nature” to a public audience. Rather, she created her unapologetic paintings of vaginas (or, if you prefer the anatomically accurate term, vulvae) as a personal coping mechanism, part of her ongoing fight with body dysmorphic disorder. After relocating from North California to Salt Lake City, Utah, Secor says she felt overcome with insecurity and shame, especially with regards to her physical appearance. “Living in Utah, there is still a widespread unspoken rule that women should conform to this really narrow little definition of ‘perfection,’” the artist, a former memb...

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Undiagnosed body dysmorphic disorder in cosmetic surgery patients

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:37:43 +0100

Amy WallaceFeb. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers found that plastic surgeons are missing the signs of body dysmorphic disorder in potential patients seeking cosmetic procedures. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:18:22 +0100

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0100

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Disorders, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients ’ Mental Disorders

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +0100

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Continuous SSRI Treatment Key to Relapse Prevention in BDD Continuous SSRI Treatment Key to Relapse Prevention in BDD

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:06:10 +0100

Patients with body dysmorphic disorder who respond well to initial treatment with an SSRI should continue pharmacotherapy indefinitely to prevent relapse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)



Suicidality in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD): a systematic review with meta-analysis - Angelakis I, Gooding PA, Panagioti M.

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:14:15 +0100

[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)



Book Review: Understanding Mental Illness

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:15:01 +0100

As a licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health writer, I am always interested in new books about mental health and the way we treat those with mental illnesses, so it was with interest that I picked up Marianne Richards’s self-published new book, Understanding Mental Illness: Comprehensive and Jargon Free 6th Edition. While Richards does give a comprehensive overview of the history of mental illness, the ways in which we as a society often treat it, and the defining characteristics of the most common diagnoses, I was left wondering just how this information might apply to someone who suffers from a mental illness or a professional treating this person. Richards, who herself was diagnosed with Asperger’s years ago and experienced firsthand the stigma that those with m...



Medical News Today: Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0100

Learn about body dysmorphic disorder, an under-recognized psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with a minor or imagined physical defect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Body Dysmorphic Disorder symptoms improve, relapse preventable with sustained medication

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:25:00 +0100

People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) fare better and are less likely to relapse when treated with medication on a long-term basis, according to researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Imagined Ugliness Can be Treated with Internet-Based CBT

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0100

Imagined ugliness, or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) as it is known, can be treated with internet-based CBT, according to a recent randomised study, the first of its kind ever conducted. The new treatment, which is published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), has been developed by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and has the potential to increase access to care for sufferers of BDD. (Source: eHealth News EU)



Excessive Tanning Could Be A Sign Of A Deeper Problem

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:15:07 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Women who use indoor tanning salons are more likely to have mood or body issues than the average person, suggests new research.  Compared to the general population, women who reported tanning at least 10 times in the last year were more likely to be obsessed with real or imaginary flaws in their appearance, to have episodes of depression related to changes in seasons and to have high stress levels.  "It may be the case in clinical settings that when we see people who do a lot of tanning, it may be a flag to look at other mental health issues," said senior author Sherry Pagoto of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Previous research found that people tan due to needs stemming from their mood and appearance, the researchers write in a let...



A Tale of Two Disorders: Comparing OCD and BDD...

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder is a form of mental illness in which the person is obsessed and/or preoccupied with an imagined defect or only slight anomaly or in their appearance. Learn more about the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

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Novel Therapy Promising for Body Dysmorphic DisorderNovel Therapy Promising for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:41:01 +0100

Therapist-guided, Internet-based CBT may provide a more accessible and less costly alternative to face-to-face therapy for patients with body dysmorphic disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Can You Have Both an Eating Disorder Plus Body...

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Learn the connection between eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder, a condition involving constant worry over perceived flaws in appearance. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



Men With Small Penis Anxiety Need Psychological Help Say British Scientists

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:23:22 +0100

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag A team of researchers from Kings College London are calling on scientists to develop therapy for men suffering from "small penis anxiety." The psychological effects can be particularly devastating -- as they describe in their recent study on British men in the journal Sexual Medicine -- and the so-called "solutions" (pumps, pills, and, well, placebos) offered online aren't exactly safe. In their study, the researchers studied both heterosexual and homosexual Brits suffering from psychological concerns about penis size. All 26 of the participants, according to the researchers, had normal-sized penises. And all of them had statistically similar sex lives -- the same number of partners, the same frequency of sex, the same levels of...



Opening up about female health and well-being

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:57:21 +0100

The post Opening up about female health and well-being appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. You don’t have to be an expert to talk about your health and well-being. We commonly discuss colds and broken bones but, as a nation, are we comfortable talking about more intimate issues? Menstruation, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, postnatal depression, menopause, body dysmorphic disorder and mental health and well-being issues — are we brushing them under the rug simply because they can make for a deeper conversation? Preventative nutrition and dietary supplements expert Pharma Nord knows women can keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to health and well-being. The company’s latest project looked to create an honest picture of female health in the UK, collecting respo...



Leigh de Vries with body dysmorphic disorder creates tumour prostetic

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:31:10 +0100

Leigh de Vries, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, filmed herself walking around her hometown to get reactions from passersby while wearing the disfigurement mask. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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VIDEO: Why more men now have 'bigorexia'

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:12:07 +0100

Muscle dysmorphia, also known as "bigorexia", may now be affecting one in 10 men who visit gyms in the UK, according to the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



3 Reasons Why You Should Choose to Recover from Your Eating Disorder

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 17:45:33 +0100

She cannot stop running. Her legs feel heavy, like wooden logs, and her heart is pounding so hard she feels like it will explode. She starts to feel the familiar dizziness, the edges of her vision are becoming hazy, and her knees are painfully throbbing. Her friends applaud her dedication and say they wish that they could be so disciplined. It is not discipline or motivation that causes her to run for miles down this winding road at sunrise. The voice of anorexia is screaming in her head and demands that she keep running. She is a prisoner to her own mind. Eating disorders are not a choice. No one would choose to lose all of their friends because they cannot go anywhere where there will be food, to watch in terror as their hair falls out, to binge eat until they feel that their stomach is ...



If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:58:32 +0100

Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it. That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen decided to draw different mental illnesses as monsters, as a way of helping himself and ultimately others.  "The project originated from imagining my own anxieties as monsters and finding it to be a cathartic and healing process to draw them," Allen told The Huffington Post in an email. "It made them feel weaker and I was able to look at my own anxiety in a comical way. I wanted to expand upon this idea and draw other representations of mental illnesses that could help people in the same way it helped me." Allen's "Real Monsters" series is a collection of illustrations that anthropomorphize mental illnesses like depression, schi...



What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? - Get the Facts

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a psychiatric disorder, which involves a preoccupation with one, or more perceived defects or flaws in one’s appearance. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)



Brain scan can predict who responds best to certain treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:26:00 +0100

Tens of millions of Americans — an estimated 1 to 2 percent of the population — will suffer at some point in their lifetimes from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a disorder characterized by recurrent, intrusive, and disturbing thoughts (obsessions), and/or stereotyped recurrent behaviors (compulsions). Left untreated, OCD can be profoundly distressing to the patient and can adversely affect their ability to succeed in school, hold a job or function in society. One of the most common and effective treatments is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which aims to help patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behaviors and then work toward eliminating them. But not all OCD sufferers benefit over the long term: In an estimated 20 percent of patients, symptoms eventually re...

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The 'ugly truth' about Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:34:21 +0100

The reality of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



VIDEO: 'I was afraid to look in a mirror'

Fri, 29 May 2015 06:44:34 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder sufferer Minnie Wright tells the BBC's John Maguire about the impact the condition has on her life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Fluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic DisorderFluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:32:13 +0100

A placebo-controlled study shows that the antidepressant fluoxetine is safe in adolescents with BDD, with a strong trend toward symptom improvement, warranting a larger trial, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)



When Your Loved One Has Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Sun, 05 Apr 2015 17:45:07 +0100

Aaron was a senior in high school, and his grades had begun to decline. He wasn’t interested in hanging out with his friends. He seemed depressed. He’d spend an extraordinary amount of time in the bathroom fixing his hair. Aaron’s father had a difficult time understanding his son’s behavior. He would get irritated when he saw all the hair products in Aaron’s bathroom. Aaron was determined to find the perfect product for his hair. He still had not found it. We all have bad hair days. We also are aware of our physical flaws, but most of us are able to accept them without obsessing or becoming paralyzed by them. If you know someone who has become depressed and is excessively preoccupied with his or her appearance, consider the following information regarding body dysmorphic disorder...



UCLA study shows that people with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder have similar brain abnormalities

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:51:00 +0100

People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new UCLA study reveals. People with anorexia have such an intense fear of gaining weight that they starve themselves even when they are dangerously thin. Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by an obsessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in physical appearance. The researchers found that people with both disorders had abnormal activity in the visual cortex of the brain during the very first instants when the brain processes “global” information, or images as a whole, as opposed to a tiny detail. According to the authors, it could also mean that perceptual retraining may be an effective ther...

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People with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder have similar brain anomalies

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0100

(University of California - Los Angeles) People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new UCLA study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Body dysmorphic symptoms, functional impairment, and depression: the role of appearance-based teasing - Weingarden H, Renshaw KD.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:33:25 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder is associated with elevated social and occupational impairment and comorbid depression, but research on risk factors for body dysmorphic symptoms and associated outcomes is limited. Appearance-based teasing may be a potential risk ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))



Anger and Anorexia

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:35:17 +0100

It took an eating disorder to finally teach me how to get angry. Many people with eating disorders are like me in that they feel reluctant — even downright refuse — to express anger. This is by and large a learned behavior. I grew up in a home where anger was like the steam in a pressure cooker: we kept the lid on until it burst and sprayed boiling liquid everywhere. Consequently, the message I internalized was twofold: Anger is loud, unpredictable, and dangerous; and negative emotions should be concealed. But if you’ve ever tried bottling your emotions, then you know it doesn’t work for long. Emotions find a way to declare themselves, whether they take the form of a spectacular blast of energy, like the exploding pressure cooker, or they creep up in disguise — as an ...



The Third Wave of CBT

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:30:15 +0100

Conclusion Thirty years ago the cognitive behavioral approach to therapy was limited to the treatment of major depressive disorder and a very limited treatment for some anxiety disorders. Most practitioners at that time viewed this approach as rather simplistic, but admittedly effective for a small range of problems. The “deeper” and more “challenging” cases would be the focus for “depth” therapies of various kinds. Although those “depth” therapies provided little evidence of any effectiveness, they were seen as addressing the “real underlying problems.” Psychotherapy has come a long way since then. As we have seen above, the cognitive behavioral approach to therapy provides an effective treatment modality for the full range of ps...



Study: Body Dysmorphic Disorder patients have higher risk of personal and appearance-based rejection sensitivity

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0100

(Lifespan) Researchers have found that fear of being rejected because of one's appearance, as well as rejection sensitivity to general interpersonal situations, were significantly elevated in individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. These fears, referred to as personal rejection sensitivity and appearance-based rejection sensitivity, can lead to diminished quality of life and poorer mental and overall health. Body Dymorphic Disorder is an under-recognized body image disorder that affects an estimated 1.7 to 2.4 percent of the population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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CBT Bests Anxiety Management for Body Dysmorphic DisorderCBT Bests Anxiety Management for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:28:49 +0100

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is more effective than anxiety management for treating patients with body dysmorphic disorder, including those with comorbid depression and delusional beliefs. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Hoarding: Is it OCD?

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100

Hoarding was previously considered a type of OCD; it is listed among others as an OCD Spectrum Disorder. The DMS-V now lists Hoarding Disorder as a separate disorder, classified as Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders along with OCD, OCPD, Trichotillomania, Excoriation and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. While OCD and Hoarding Disorder share some similarities, there are differences in the causes according to brain scans, and the type of treatment. Traditional ERP therapy that works so well for OCD is not usually effective for hoarding behavior. The medications that generally work for OCD often do not work for hoarding behavior. As such, Hoarding Disorder is now a separate but related disorder. However 1 in 5 people with OCD have hoarding behavior. To find out more......Read Full Post (Sour...



Snot my fault

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 03:56:56 +0100

Nose-picking is probably one of the most under-researched activities given the fact that it is an every day activity for many people. It is believed that across many cultures, nose-picking belongs to a set of behaviours considered a private act (such as burping, farting, urinating and defecating). Bur can nose picking be an obsessive-compulsive disorder?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)



Hearing Loss

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:27:34 +0100

'Van Gogh Syndrome' which has now become a catch-all term for self-mutilation, particularly in relation to amputation of a bodily extremity (such as the cutting off of one’s own penis, or the removal of one’s own eye). This blog examines of the psychology of self-mutilation with a particular focus on the ear.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)



Body Checking

Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0100

A definition of body checking, a symptom seen in eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)

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Goodness of Fit?

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:16:54 +0100

From a body image perspective, researchers have suggested that males in western society have developed significant body concerns that cause them to generate a ‘drive for muscularity’ to meet a perceived high societal standard for a muscular physique. Is this one of the reasons for why some people appear to develop a bodybuilding dependence?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)



Six Signs You're Overexercising

Sat, 28 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0100

Although many people want (and may need) to exercise more, some people suffer from compulsive exercising - which can be a symptom of eating disorders and/or body dysmorphic disorder. See if you're overdoing it. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



Cosmetic products

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 07:08:26 +0100

We can all think of celebrities that are known to have repeatedly gone under the surgeon’s knife (Michael Jackson, Cher, David Gest, Micky Rourke). There are understandable reasons as to why celebrities are a higher risk group for seeking out cosmetic surgery. But can plastic surgery be addictive?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)



Body Dysmorphic Disorder & Eating Disorders

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0100

Although people with body dysmorphic disorder and those with eating disorders both suffer from concerns about outward appearance, these two issues are distinctly different. Learn more about body dysmorphic disorder and how it can be related to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)



Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body...

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0100

Review of Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brian Cuban, one of the few recovery memoirs written by a male. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)

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Losing Perspective, Magazines and TV in NYC

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:58:50 +0100

Living and working as an eating disorder specialist in NYC offers many rewards and reflections on culture in the development of eating disorders. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is unique in that the diagnosis is heavily influenced by cultural expectations regarding body size and shape. Media controls culture. Thoughts on changing attitudes without appealing to the media.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)



15 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Anxiety Symptoms

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:37:48 +0100

“Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life,” said Tom Corboy, MFT, the founder and executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and co-author of the upcoming book The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics, he said. Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination, he said. “The bottom line is that people can...



OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder is a form of mental illness in which the person is obsessed and/or preoccupied with an imagined defect or only slight anomaly or in their appearance. Learn more about the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)



Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a form of mental illness in which the person is obsessed and/or preoccupied with an imagined defect or only slight anomaly in their appearance. Learn more about BDD (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

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One Million+ Steps for OCD Awareness

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:56:45 +0100

My friend Denis is taking a walk. A long walk. Hundreds and hundreds of miles, in fact. Like most of us, Denis Asselin walks for health. But he also walks for illness--the severe OCD and BDD that robbed him of his son. And he--and I--would like to challenge YOU to add your footsteps to his in the name of mental health advocacy. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)



Do You Have BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder)?

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 21:08:49 +0100

A beautiful young woman comes into my office for her first appointment. “I’m fine,” she says, “except that I don’t like the way I look. Ever. At all."read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)



A Man's Drive for Muscularity and His Views about Women

Tue, 07 May 2013 16:04:03 +0100

The drive for muscularity reflects a man's desire to fit the cultural ideal of men as strong and dominant. New research shows that the men most dissatisfied with their body images are also most likely to feel negatively toward women. Whatever your gender, you can benefit from rethinking your views about male-female roles, and in the process more fully accept your own body.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)



Abnormal Brain Networks And Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Wed, 01 May 2013 08:00:00 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder is a disabling but often misunderstood psychiatric condition in which people perceive themselves to be disfigured and ugly, even though they look normal to others. New research at UCLA shows that these individuals have abnormalities in the underlying connections in their brains. Dr. Jamie Feusner, the study's senior author and a UCLA associate professor of psychiatry, and his colleagues report that individuals with BDD have, in essence, global "bad wiring" in their brains - that is, there are abnormal network-wiring patterns across the brain as a whole... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



People who hate their appearance and obsess about their flaws have 'badly wired brains'

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:53:03 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder is caused by ‘bad wiring’ that affects visual and emotional processing in the brain, according to the University of California, Los Angeles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:25:00 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder is a disabling but often misunderstood psychiatric condition in which people perceive themselves to be disfigured and ugly, even though they look normal to others. New research at UCLA shows that these individuals have abnormalities in the underlying connections in their brains.   Dr. Jamie Feusner, the study's senior author and a UCLA associate professor of psychiatry, and his colleagues report that individuals with BDD have, in essence, global "bad wiring" in their brains — that is, there are abnormal network-wiring patterns across the brain as a whole.   And in line with earlier UCLA research showing that people with BDD process visual information abnormally, the study discovered abnormal connections between regions of the brain involved in visua...



Cosmetic treatments need new regulation report finds

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:18:00 +0100

New proposals to regulate cosmetic procedures were widely reported in the papers today, with the Daily Mail reporting the need to "rein in cosmetic surgery cowboys", and The Daily Telegraph warning that anti-wrinkle treatments are "a crisis waiting to happen". The stories are based on an independent review of regulations governing the UK cosmetic industry, which is worth an estimated £3.6 billion. The review was chaired by the NHS medical director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, who said anyone having cosmetic procedures should be better protected than at present. People carrying out cosmetic procedures should be trained to a high standard, Professor Keogh said. The review particularly highlights concerns about non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as: dermal fillers (...



Perfectly Beautiful

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:38:38 +0100

Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a serious appearance-based affliction. BDD sufferers feel unbearably ugly, and little you can say can change their minds. However, when BDD affects a patient's loved one, as when a patient starts believing that a child or spouse is unbearably ugly, the diagnosis takes on a new meaning and new toll. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)



Dancing Naked and Other Ways to Love Your Body

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:50:56 +0100

Teaching our daughters to love their bodies starts with the kind of bold self-acceptance that embraces being perfectly imperfect.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)

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