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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 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 [...]

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. [...]

Understanding the complexities of body dysmorphia, and the celebrities who’ve spoken out about it

Article originally published in NowToLove on 23rd January 2020. While it's completely normal to experience a few self-doubts from time to time, for a small but significant number of people it's part of a debilitating and often hidden condition known as body dysmorphic disorder or BDD. "Body dysmorphia is a mental disorder where people are [...]

The risky obsession with building the perfect muscular body snaring Aussie men

A growing number of Australian men are obsessed with building the biggest bodies they can, going to extreme and potentially dangerous lengths to achieve idealised physiques. Experts say this behaviour goes well beyond vanity, with muscle dysmorphia — dubbed bigorexia — posing serious physical and mental health implications. Those men deepest in a body dysmorphia [...]

Selfie surgery

Written by: C Yabsley Air brushing and photo editing is no longer restricted to magazines and advertising. With apps such as Snapchat and Facetune on most smart phones, more and more people are editing their images to their liking. Taking it one step further are those who are seeking cosmetic surgery to permanently look like [...]

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, [...]