body dysmorphia


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A psychiatric condition in which the patient has a profound negative distortion of his/her body image, which may hinge on perceived craniofacial flaws or imperfections of physique, leading to compulsive checking of his/her appearance in the mirror, intense self-consciousness, social avoidance, isolation and depression

body dysmorphia

a mental disorder characterized by a perceived defect in one's physical appearance or in a part of the body. muscle dysmorphic disorder a form of body dysmorphia that occurs almost exclusively in men, characterized by a perception that the body is too small and insufficiently muscular; also known as bigorexia.
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You take pictures and people just body shame you," Kardashian said, adding that it's "literally giving me body dysmorphia.
However, if a person has a distorted sense of self such as body dysmorphia, they need to be emotionally supported in addressing this in order to develop a healthier relationship with themselves internally and externally.
Mum-to-be Sandi Thom has told how being pregnant helped her win a battle with body dysmorphia.
The book systematically goes through these disorders--communication disorders, ADHD, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, hypochondriasis, schizoaffective and schizotypal disorders, body dysmorphia, voyeurism, and addiction--and cites countless studies demonstrating how technology enhances or draws out the symptoms of the disorders.
Barbie's associations with body dysmorphia and body shaming have cast the doll in a negative light over the years, and now Barbie has a new, different controversy on its tiny hands.
She sings about her body dysmorphia on "Snake Jaw" and the politics of broken relationships on "Lucky One"; as women, says Way, "we're all struggling with that shit.
They delve into physical activity in depression and anxiety, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, addiction, and exercise dependence, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia, with suggestions for introducing physical activity regimens.
At its extreme, body dysmorphia can be the end result, personified by an individual looking in the mirror and literally seeing something reflected back at him that doesn't match the reality of what's there.
I have such bad body dysmorphia," she told Now magazine.
In the new issue of 'Womens Health' magazine, the 23-year-old admits she battled with body dysmorphia after seeing an unflattering photo of herself when she was a teenager.
Past medical history included a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones, depression, body dysmorphia and a previous deep vein thrombosis.