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 [...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatment. CBT versus cosmetic surgery

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 news.com.au that people are getting procedures which [...]

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 [...]

How to break up with friends

Originally published on ABC.net.au on 30th November, written by James Findlay Sometimes, breaking up with someone you're casually dating can be easy*. You probably don't have mutual friends, you might not have anything in common, and there's a good chance you'll probably never see them again (with any luck). Breaking up with a friend, though? [...]

Secret ingredients that make Games of Thrones as irresistible as ‘salt, sugar, MSG and fat’

Published in the Daily Telegraph on 22nd July 2017.  IF YOU were among the nearly 800,000 Australians who tuned in to watch the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones, you don’t need to be told about the secrets of its success. Some, however, have still not latched on to how its perfect mix of [...]

How to support a loved one living with an eating disorder

How to support a loved one living with an eating disorder (Article originally published by Triple J's Hack on 18th July 2017. Written by Ange McCormack) For 21-year-old Madeleine from Coffs Harbour, who spent eight months in clinical treatment for anorexia, being approached about her eating disorder by her loved ones didn’t always go down well. “I’ve [...]

Podcast: Body dysmorphia & Cosmetic Surgery.

Podcast from Triple J's The Hook Up Psychologist and body dysmorphia expert, Dr Ben Buchannan joined us to discuss why we think about boobs so much and why maybe we shouldn't?