Body dysmorphic disorder

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The Pain of Body Shame

This body dysmorphic disorder article originally appeared in Weight Watchers Magazine, written by Kimberly Gillan  When Charlie de Haas, 32, became a fitness model 
in her mid-20s she thought blitzing her body fat to 
six per cent would solve her image problems. But it only made things worse. The harder she worked out and the more [...]

Cosmetic Surgery & Body Dysmorphic Disorder Don’t Mix.

On ABC 2 HackLive TV show in March 2016. DO I HAVE BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER? - Do you believe you have a “defect” in part of your body or appearance? - Do you spend a lot of time checking this “defect?” - Do you hide or cover up this “defect” or fix it through diets, [...]

Bigorexia, Steroid Use & Psychology of Body Building

Why are some people fixated on their muscle mass? On HackLive TV show.

Australia’s muscle obsession fuelling steroid boom

Article from Triple J's Hack Bryce's alarm goes off at 4:40am. His gym clothes are already laid out - the daily routine is set: a workout, followed by the first of his six meals - carefully weighed and packaged, to be eaten at exact intervals through the day. After work, it's back to the gym. [...]

Biased brain and body perception

My research has focused on the brain function of people who see themselves as incredibly ugly, even though they look normal. This problem is called Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which is a mental disorder that affects 1 or 2 people out of every 100. That’s five times the prevalence of anorexia! Not liking the way we [...]

Difference between body dysmorphia and vanity

On KIIS FM talking about BDD

Book Published – Brain structure and circuitry in body dysmorphic disorder

Book by Dr Ben Buchanan now available on Amazon. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder with five times the prevalence of anorexia, affecting up to 2.4% of the general population. The main symptom is a fixation on a feature of appearance that they attest looks ugly and they may engage in repetitive and [...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Identifying and Treating an Invisible Problem

Published in Vol 1 2015 Australian Clinical Psychologist. By Dr Ben Buchanan Abstract Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), previously classified as a somatoform disorder, has recently been reconceptualised as related to obsessive– compulsive disorder. BDD is similar to obsessive–compulsive disorder in terms of having obsessions (body image) and compulsions (checking behaviours related to appearance). People with [...]

Brain scans show for some, ugliness is all in the mind

This newspaper article published by Fairfax (The Age and Sydney Morning Herald) found here. A significant number of people seeking cosmetic surgery for a lumpy nose or misshapen mouth actually suffer from complex brain abnormalities. They are perfectly fine on the outside, but their brains are telling them they're ugly - and, in many cases, [...]

Muscle Dysmorphia, Bigorexia & Body Dysmorphic Disorder Brain Research