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So far Ben Buchanan has created 53 blog entries.

NovoPsych iPad app for Psychologists

Interview from the PsychFiles, 23rd December 2016 There are a lot of mobile apps that include the term “psychology” but many of them are just for fun. Are there any really good apps for psychotherapists? Yes there are and one of them is called NovoPsych. In this episode I interview Dr. Ben Buchanan who is [...]

Why sexting should worry every parent – Psychologist

Anthony Weiner's downfall is an important lesson for parents.   Article published at The New Daily by John Elder There’s a scene in the documentary Weiner, where the disgraced US Congressman Anthony Weiner – felled by a sexting scandal in 2011 – is seen skipping down the street during a parade, brandishing a flag pole, waving it [...]

What drives parents to kill their own children?

IT’S unfathomable, inexcusable, sickening. Published on on 16th April 2016 The act of killing an innocent child is something most of us cannot comprehend. But an average of 25 children are killed each year by a parent in Australia, with children under the age of one at the highest risk of victimisation. On Sunday [...]

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, [...]

Social media addiction, Fitspiration & Pro-Ana – A psychological perspective

Social media addiction is a growing problem with young people, and the research indicated that the more time we spend on social media the more dissatisfied we feel about our body. Sometimes this becomes such a problem that young people may require a psychological intervention. At Foundation Psychology Victoria we specialise in such interventions. 

Bigorexia, Steroid Use & Psychology of Body Building

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

TV appearance on Body Obsession, ABC2

Screening as part of 'Naked As' Week, triple j's Hack host Tom Tilley moderates a live television event and social media experience to find out whether Australians are too obsessed with their bodies. #HackLive

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. [...]

Bigorexia & body obsession. Dr Ben Buchanan on ABC TV

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 [...]