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Suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient - Gupta MA, Pur DR, Vujcic B, Gupta AK.
An assessment of suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient may be necessary in several situations: (i) presence of psychiatric comorbidity (major depressive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, substance use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder) enco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and risk for suicide: the role of depression - Shaw AM, Arditte Hall KA, Rosenfield E, Timpano KR.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is associated with elevated suicidality. Little is known about why BDD patients are at increased risk. The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS) could clarify suicidality in BDD, and theorizes that perceived bu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

It ’s Not About the Panini: A Story About OCD and Anorexia
18 years ago I found myself drawn to a light switch. Turning the lights on and off became an ordeal as every room’s light switch hypnotized me into gliding my fingers across it, pressing my fingertips against the smooth plastic until it satisfied me. A similar undertaking occurred with door knobs. I felt the intense need to wrap my hands tightly around the knob, releasing it and then grasping it again. I did this until the tightness in my stomach dissolved, until I felt calm enough to walk away. Around the same time, intrusive thoughts infiltrated my mind. They b...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karina Pinzón Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Anorexia Nervosa Avoidance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bulimia Nervosa compulsive pic Source Type: news

Mental Illness or Brain Disorder?
Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of course the media portrayal of these illnesses doesn’t help, but surely there must be more to it than that. While the “physical illnesses” mentioned above are seen as diseases that happen to us, the “mental illnesses” are perceived as us. We get heart disease, but we are bipolar. We get cancer, but we are obsessive-compulsive. Heart disea...
Source: Psych Central - March 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Bipolar Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Mental Illness Neuroplasticity Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Source Type: news

Artist's Unapologetic Vagina Paintings Are A Force Of Body Positivity
This article contains paintings of vulvae. Beautiful paintings of vulvae.  Initially, artist Jacqueline Secor didn’t intend to show her series “The Diversity of Nature” to a public audience. Rather, she created her unapologetic paintings of vaginas (or, if you prefer the anatomically accurate term, vulvae) as a personal coping mechanism, part of her ongoing fight with body dysmorphic disorder. After relocating from North California to Salt Lake City, Utah, Secor says she felt overcome with insecurity and shame, especially with regards to her physical appearance. “Living in Utah,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undiagnosed body dysmorphic disorder in cosmetic surgery patients
Amy WallaceFeb. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers found that plastic surgeons are missing the signs of body dysmorphic disorder in potential patients seeking cosmetic procedures. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures
Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders
10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Disorders, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients ’ Mental Disorders
10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Continuous SSRI Treatment Key to Relapse Prevention in BDD Continuous SSRI Treatment Key to Relapse Prevention in BDD
Patients with body dysmorphic disorder who respond well to initial treatment with an SSRI should continue pharmacotherapy indefinitely to prevent relapse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicidality in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD): a systematic review with meta-analysis - Angelakis I, Gooding PA, Panagioti M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Book Review: Understanding Mental Illness
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health writer, I am always interested in new books about mental health and the way we treat those with mental illnesses, so it was with interest that I picked up Marianne Richards’s self-published new book, Understanding Mental Illness: Comprehensive and Jargon Free 6th Edition. While Richards does give a comprehensive overview of the history of mental illness, the ways in which we as a society often treat it, and the defining characteristics of the most common diagnoses, I was left wondering just how this information might apply to someone who suffers from a men...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Education General Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Body Dysmorphic Disorder books on mental illness books on the history of mental illness Compulsive Disorder Family therapy Hippocrates Marian Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn about body dysmorphic disorder, an under-recognized psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with a minor or imagined physical defect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Body Dysmorphic Disorder symptoms improve, relapse preventable with sustained medication
People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) fare better and are less likely to relapse when treated with medication on a long-term basis, according to researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Body Dysmorphic Disorder symptoms improve, relapse preventable with sustained medication
(Lifespan) People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) fare better and are less likely to relapse when treated with medication on a long-term basis, according to researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Imagined Ugliness Can be Treated with Internet-Based CBT
Imagined ugliness, or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) as it is known, can be treated with internet-based CBT, according to a recent randomised study, the first of its kind ever conducted. The new treatment, which is published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), has been developed by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and has the potential to increase access to care for sufferers of BDD. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 9, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Excessive Tanning Could Be A Sign Of A Deeper Problem
(Reuters Health) - Women who use indoor tanning salons are more likely to have mood or body issues than the average person, suggests new research.  Compared to the general population, women who reported tanning at least 10 times in the last year were more likely to be obsessed with real or imaginary flaws in their appearance, to have episodes of depression related to changes in seasons and to have high stress levels.  "It may be the case in clinical settings that when we see people who do a lot of tanning, it may be a flag to look at other mental health issues," said senior author Sherry Pagoto of the U...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Excessive Tanning Could Be A Sign Of A Deeper Problem
(Reuters Health) - Women who use indoor tanning salons are more likely to have mood or body issues than the average person, suggests new research.  Compared to the general population, women who reported tanning at least 10 times in the last year were more likely to be obsessed with real or imaginary flaws in their appearance, to have episodes of depression related to changes in seasons and to have high stress levels.  "It may be the case in clinical settings that when we see people who do a lot of tanning, it may be a flag to look at other mental health issues," said senior author Sherry Pagoto of the U...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Disorders: Comparing OCD and BDD...
Body dysmorphic disorder is a form of mental illness in which the person is obsessed and/or preoccupied with an imagined defect or only slight anomaly or in their appearance. Learn more about the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - February 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Novel Therapy Promising for Body Dysmorphic DisorderNovel Therapy Promising for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Therapist-guided, Internet-based CBT may provide a more accessible and less costly alternative to face-to-face therapy for patients with body dysmorphic disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can You Have Both an Eating Disorder Plus Body...
Learn the connection between eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder, a condition involving constant worry over perceived flaws in appearance. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 26, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Men With Small Penis Anxiety Need Psychological Help Say British Scientists
This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag A team of researchers from Kings College London are calling on scientists to develop therapy for men suffering from "small penis anxiety." The psychological effects can be particularly devastating -- as they describe in their recent study on British men in the journal Sexual Medicine -- and the so-called "solutions" (pumps, pills, and, well, placebos) offered online aren't exactly safe. In their study, the researchers studied both heterosexual and homosexual Brits suffering from psychological concerns about penis size. All 26 of the participa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opening up about female health and well-being
The post Opening up about female health and well-being appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. You don’t have to be an expert to talk about your health and well-being. We commonly discuss colds and broken bones but, as a nation, are we comfortable talking about more intimate issues? Menstruation, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, postnatal depression, menopause, body dysmorphic disorder and mental health and well-being issues — are we brushing them under the rug simply because they can make for a deeper conversation? Preventative nutrition and dietary supplements expert Pharma Nord knows women can keep their car...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 15, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research women's health Source Type: news

Leigh de Vries with body dysmorphic disorder creates tumour prostetic
Leigh de Vries, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, filmed herself walking around her hometown to get reactions from passersby while wearing the disfigurement mask. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Why more men now have 'bigorexia'
Muscle dysmorphia, also known as "bigorexia", may now be affecting one in 10 men who visit gyms in the UK, according to the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Reasons Why You Should Choose to Recover from Your Eating Disorder
She cannot stop running. Her legs feel heavy, like wooden logs, and her heart is pounding so hard she feels like it will explode. She starts to feel the familiar dizziness, the edges of her vision are becoming hazy, and her knees are painfully throbbing. Her friends applaud her dedication and say they wish that they could be so disciplined. It is not discipline or motivation that causes her to run for miles down this winding road at sunrise. The voice of anorexia is screaming in her head and demands that she keep running. She is a prisoner to her own mind. Eating disorders are not a choice. No one would choose to lose all ...
Source: Psych Central - September 5, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders General Psychology Self-Esteem Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Eating Disorders Association Hypergymnasia Mental Disorder Nutrition Source Type: news

If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like
Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it. That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen decided to draw different mental illnesses as monsters, as a way of helping himself and ultimately others.  "The project originated from imagining my own anxieties as monsters and finding it to be a cathartic and healing process to draw them," Allen told The Huffington Post in an email. "It made them feel weaker and I was able to look at my own anxiety in a comical way. I wanted to expand upon this idea and draw other representations of mental illnesse...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? - Get the Facts
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a psychiatric disorder, which involves a preoccupation with one, or more perceived defects or flaws in one’s appearance. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - June 26, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Brain scan can predict who responds best to certain treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tens of millions of Americans — an estimated 1 to 2 percent of the population — will suffer at some point in their lifetimes from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a disorder characterized by recurrent, intrusive, and disturbing thoughts (obsessions), and/or stereotyped recurrent behaviors (compulsions). Left untreated, OCD can be profoundly distressing to the patient and can adversely affect their ability to succeed in school, hold a job or function in society. One of the most common and effective treatments is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which aims to help patients understand the thoughts and feelings that inf...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 23, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The 'ugly truth' about Body Dysmorphic Disorder
The reality of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: 'I was afraid to look in a mirror'
Body dysmorphic disorder sufferer Minnie Wright tells the BBC's John Maguire about the impact the condition has on her life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic DisorderFluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A placebo-controlled study shows that the antidepressant fluoxetine is safe in adolescents with BDD, with a strong trend toward symptom improvement, warranting a larger trial, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When Your Loved One Has Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Aaron was a senior in high school, and his grades had begun to decline. He wasn’t interested in hanging out with his friends. He seemed depressed. He’d spend an extraordinary amount of time in the bathroom fixing his hair. Aaron’s father had a difficult time understanding his son’s behavior. He would get irritated when he saw all the hair products in Aaron’s bathroom. Aaron was determined to find the perfect product for his hair. He still had not found it. We all have bad hair days. We also are aware of our physical flaws, but most of us are able to accept them without obsessing or becoming pa...
Source: Psych Central - April 5, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Depression Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy Anxiety Avoidance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Image Mental Disorder Mental Illness Obsession Shame worry Source Type: news

UCLA study shows that people with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder have similar brain abnormalities
People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new UCLA study reveals. People with anorexia have such an intense fear of gaining weight that they starve themselves even when they are dangerously thin. Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by an obsessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in physical appearance. The researchers found that people with both disorders had abnormal activity in the visual cortex of the brain during the very first instants when the brain processes &ld...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

People with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder have similar brain anomalies
(University of California - Los Angeles) People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new UCLA study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Body dysmorphic symptoms, functional impairment, and depression: the role of appearance-based teasing - Weingarden H, Renshaw KD.
Body dysmorphic disorder is associated with elevated social and occupational impairment and comorbid depression, but research on risk factors for body dysmorphic symptoms and associated outcomes is limited. Appearance-based teasing may be a potential risk ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Anger and Anorexia
It took an eating disorder to finally teach me how to get angry. Many people with eating disorders are like me in that they feel reluctant — even downright refuse — to express anger. This is by and large a learned behavior. I grew up in a home where anger was like the steam in a pressure cooker: we kept the lid on until it burst and sprayed boiling liquid everywhere. Consequently, the message I internalized was twofold: Anger is loud, unpredictable, and dangerous; and negative emotions should be concealed. But if you’ve ever tried bottling your emotions, then you know it doesn’t work for long. Emoti...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joanna Kay Tags: Anorexia Disorders Eating Disorders General Personal Stories Psychology Relationships & Love Treatment Anger Anorexia Nervosa Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Image dieting Nutrition Source Type: news

The Third Wave of CBT
Conclusion Thirty years ago the cognitive behavioral approach to therapy was limited to the treatment of major depressive disorder and a very limited treatment for some anxiety disorders. Most practitioners at that time viewed this approach as rather simplistic, but admittedly effective for a small range of problems. The “deeper” and more “challenging” cases would be the focus for “depth” therapies of various kinds. Although those “depth” therapies provided little evidence of any effectiveness, they were seen as addressing the “real underlying problems.” Psychothe...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beppe Micallef-Trigona, MD, MSc Tags: Borderline Personality Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Empirically Supported Therapies Exposure Therapy Research Standard cognitive therapy Source Type: news

Study: Body Dysmorphic Disorder patients have higher risk of personal and appearance-based rejection sensitivity
(Lifespan) Researchers have found that fear of being rejected because of one's appearance, as well as rejection sensitivity to general interpersonal situations, were significantly elevated in individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. These fears, referred to as personal rejection sensitivity and appearance-based rejection sensitivity, can lead to diminished quality of life and poorer mental and overall health. Body Dymorphic Disorder is an under-recognized body image disorder that affects an estimated 1.7 to 2.4 percent of the population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CBT Bests Anxiety Management for Body Dysmorphic DisorderCBT Bests Anxiety Management for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is more effective than anxiety management for treating patients with body dysmorphic disorder, including those with comorbid depression and delusional beliefs. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hoarding: Is it OCD?
Hoarding was previously considered a type of OCD; it is listed among others as an OCD Spectrum Disorder. The DMS-V now lists Hoarding Disorder as a separate disorder, classified as Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders along with OCD, OCPD, Trichotillomania, Excoriation and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. While OCD and Hoarding Disorder share some similarities, there are differences in the causes according to brain scans, and the type of treatment. Traditional ERP therapy that works so well for OCD is not usually effective for hoarding behavior. The medications that generally work for OCD often do not work for hoarding beha...
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - April 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Snot my fault
Nose-picking is probably one of the most under-researched activities given the fact that it is an every day activity for many people. It is believed that across many cultures, nose-picking belongs to a set of behaviours considered a private act (such as burping, farting, urinating and defecating). Bur can nose picking be an obsessive-compulsive disorder?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction body dysmorphic disorder Nose picking; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ocd Rhinotillexomania. Source Type: news

Hearing Loss
'Van Gogh Syndrome' which has now become a catch-all term for self-mutilation, particularly in relation to amputation of a bodily extremity (such as the cutting off of one’s own penis, or the removal of one’s own eye). This blog examines of the psychology of self-mutilation with a particular focus on the ear.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction body dysmorphic disorder Ear mutilation Lesch-Nyhan syndrome psychoses Psychotic self-harm self-mutilation van gogh Van Gogh Syndome Source Type: news

Body Checking
A definition of body checking, a symptom seen in eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - December 7, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Goodness of Fit?
From a body image perspective, researchers have suggested that males in western society have developed significant body concerns that cause them to generate a ‘drive for muscularity’ to meet a perceived high societal standard for a muscular physique. Is this one of the reasons for why some people appear to develop a bodybuilding dependence?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 4, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Body building dependence body dysmorphic disorder Exercise addiction Exercise Dependence Source Type: news

Six Signs You're Overexercising
Although many people want (and may need) to exercise more, some people suffer from compulsive exercising - which can be a symptom of eating disorders and/or body dysmorphic disorder. See if you're overdoing it. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - September 28, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Cosmetic products
We can all think of celebrities that are known to have repeatedly gone under the surgeon’s knife (Michael Jackson, Cher, David Gest, Micky Rourke). There are understandable reasons as to why celebrities are a higher risk group for seeking out cosmetic surgery. But can plastic surgery be addictive?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 2, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry behavioral addiction beneficial treatment body dysmorphic disorder body dysmorphic disorder bdd celebrity culture cosmetic surgery Cosmetic surgery addiction david gest drug addictions empirical research high p Source Type: news

Body Dysmorphic Disorder & Eating Disorders
Although people with body dysmorphic disorder and those with eating disorders both suffer from concerns about outward appearance, these two issues are distinctly different. Learn more about body dysmorphic disorder and how it can be related to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - August 26, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body...
Review of Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brian Cuban, one of the few recovery memoirs written by a male. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - August 17, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: eatingdisorders.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news