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Posts Tagged ‘body dysmorphia’

By On February 1st, 2018

Researchers Find “Psychological Pathway” That Leads to Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia is a widely recognized condition which affects how people perceive their own bodies. Over time, the dissatisfaction from this misperception is known to contribute to the development of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Despite being accepted by the medical community, little is actually known about how body dysmorphia develops or the…

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By On March 10th, 2015

Anorexia and Body Dysmorphia Produce Similar Brain Activity Abnormalities

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa have been closely linked to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a psychiatric condition which causes an obsessive preoccupation with perceived flaws in personal physical appearance. Now, new research published in the journal Psychological Medicine has found these two conditions share biological similarities which may help us understand both conditions. Researchers at…

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