body image disturbance

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a departure or divergence from that which is considered normal.
body image disturbance former name for disturbed body image.
sleep pattern disturbance former name for disturbed sleep pattern.
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bod·y im·age dis·tur·bance

(bod'ē im'ăj dis-tŭr'băns)
Distortion of one's mental picture of oneself; NANDA-approved diagnosis.
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A cross-cultural comparison of cognitive and affective mediators in the relationship between media use and body image disturbance: Focusing on US and Korean women.
Descriptions of body image disturbances in DSM-IV represent a wide range of intensity of body image beliefs as well (9), whereas the term "intrusive overvalued idea" is used in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (10).
The MBSRQ (Brown, Cash, & Mikulka, 1990) is a 69-item scale that measures aspects of body image disturbance. The Body Areas Satisfaction Scale (BAS) and the Physical Appearance Evaluation Scale (PAE) were used in this study.
The authors of the article titled, 'Facebook Photo Activity Associated with Body Image Disturbance in Adolescent Girls' have discussed the implications of these findings for eating disorder prevention programs and understanding the impact of social networking sites.
Body image disturbance and its adverse consequences are issues that are taken rather seriously in Asian societies.
Bruch (1973) indicated that prognosis for obese patients were guarded unless their body image disturbance was corrected.
Television images and adolescent girls' body image disturbance. Journal of Communication, 49(2), 22 - 41.
Because it is relatively common in the general population, researchers continue to investigate possible causal variables to further understand and treat both body image disturbance and BDD.
In the first, researchers looked at the effects of media images on women who were at risk for body image disturbance and how such effects could be reduced (Posavac, Posavac & Weigel, 2001).
Then, because some groups may use compensatory behaviors not adequately captured by current definitions of eating disorders, they specifically examined body image disturbance among these groups.
Tantleff-Dunn (Eds.), Exacting beauty: Theory, assessment, and treatment of body image disturbance (pp.