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Latest Body dysmorphic disorder Stories

2009-01-21 09:21:51

Medication and psychotherapy may be beneficial for patients suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). But a new Cochrane Review found that much more research is required to determine the most effective treatment and whether both approaches should be used in combination. Body dysmorphic disorder affects as many as one in 20 people. Patients suffering from BDD worry obsessively about their physical appearance, with concerns frequently but not exclusively focused on the skin, hair and nose,...

2009-01-21 01:07:25

Medication and psychotherapy can benefit people obsessive about their physical appearance, a researcher in South Africa says. Jonathan Ipser of the MRC Research Unit for Anxiety and Stress Disorders at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa said body dysmorphic disorder affects as many as 1 in 20 people. Patients suffering from BDD worry obsessively about their physical appearance, with concerns frequently but not exclusively focused on the skin, hair and nose. They often have very...

2006-08-02 09:25:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK -- People with "body dysmorphic disorder" are 45 times more likely to commit suicide than people in the general population, a new study shows. The findings underscore the importance of recognizing and treating this "often secretive" psychiatric disorder, Dr. Katherine A. Phillips, the study's co-author, told Reuters Health. Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, have a distorted body image and think obsessively about their appearance, often for hours a...

2006-06-16 13:23:43

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of adolescents who were admitted to a psychiatric hospital, those with body image concerns were more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and other mental health problems than those who didn't have such concerns. Also, patients preoccupied with body shape or weight were significantly more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation and sexual preoccupation. Overall, body image disorders...


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