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ReadyMind – Body Dysmorphic Disorder Assessments

ReadyMind software offers several benefits for cosmetic practitioners in assessing body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and psychological risks associated with dissatisfaction after cosmetic procedures.   Here are the three key benefits of implementing the ReadyMind platform in your practice: 1. Streamlined Process: ReadyMind aims to simplify the process of assessing patients by providing a user-friendly software solution. We [...]

How to stop body checking

Written by CARA BRIGGS and published in Fashionjournal on 20/9/22 In the era of selfies, Instagram filters and TikTok it’s rare to go a day where you don’t look at yourself. It’s one thing to glimpse at your reflection before leaving the house and quite another to compulsively check your size and appearance. But at what [...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatment. CBT versus cosmetic surgery

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr Ben Buchanan explains the manifestations of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and its interplay with cosmetic surgery. Watch the full interview at

The Psychology of Cosmetic Surgery

Why do people get cosmetic surgery? Is the trend increasing? How does this inform, enhance or distort our self-identity?

Mirror Mirror – Todd Sampson Documentary

2021's best documentary on body dissatisfaction, Mirror Mirror, airing on Channel 10. In Mirror Mirror, Psychologist Dr Ben Buchanan helps advertising and marketing guru Todd Sampson explore the societal crisis of body image dissatisfaction and the manipulative trillion-dollar industries that profit from it.    Todd Sampson and Psychologist Dr Ben Buchanan Todd and Dr Ben Buchanan lift the [...]

Australians spending A$1 billion on cosmetic surgery

Published in BioEdge Feb 14th 2021 Australia’s spending on cosmetic procedures topped A$1 billion in 2020 for the first time, according to the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia. And a clinical psychologist has warned of the dangers of normalising cosmetic procedures. Dr Ben Buchanan, a specialist in body dysmorphia, told that people are getting procedures which [...]

Cosmetic surgery now ‘normalised’ in Australia, but there’s a danger lurking in that trend

Aussies are getting more and more work done, with lip fillers and Botox booming in popualtrity. But there’s a big danger behind the trend. Published on The Advertiser 11th Feb 2021 A clinical psychologist has warned cosmetic procedures are now so normalised that many feel pressured to have enhancements they might not want or need. [...]

Podcast – Mindfulness and relationships

Life is an interconnected web of relationships. And nurturing those connections can be tricky at times. Mindfulness can help improve how we relate to ourselves and others. AFL legend and father of five, Brett Kirk, and his wife Hayley, pull back the curtain on their 22-year relationship and how mindfulness has helped them feel closer. [...]

Chloe Ting – My take on how social media interacts with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

One of the repeated accusations against Chloe was that she was encouraging body dysmorphia and an unhealthy lifestyle. The YouTuber took her response one step further by enlisting the help of Dr. Ben Buchanan, a Clinical Psychologist specialist in body dysmorphic disorder in Melbourne who said that Chloe herself was being body-shamed. He praised Chloe for the [...]