Posts Tagged ‘body dysmorphic disorder’

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…


By On November 7th, 2013

Does life follow art? Or, does life follow mannequins?

A mannequin manufacturer in Venezuela realized that if his mannequins more closely resembled the idealized visions of plastic surgery his business would improve. And, it did as female shoppers saw the idealized aspects of the female form produced by plastic surgery in the new mannequins. With exaggerated breasts, extremely small wasp waists, pronounced derrieres and…

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