Category: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Obsession with Perceived Flaws) in Eating Disorders

Lady sitting on a beach New research published in the Eating and Weight Disorders journal reveals individuals with eating disorders (ED) are 12 times more likely to have an obsession with perceived body flaws than those without an ED [1]. While an obsession with perceived body flaws is harmful on its own (often leading to compulsive behaviors and reduced quality [...]
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Men and their Muscles – Muscular Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise Eating Disorders do not discriminate on background, religion, socio-economic status, race, sex, or gender. In fact, although we think about Eating Disorders as primarily a “female disorder,” according to NEDA [1], “about one in three people struggling with an Eating Disorder is a male.” Unfortunately, they are often fighting Muscular Dysmorphia or a poor body image. [...]
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Cosmetic Procedures & Eating Disorders

Woman struggling with Health At Every Size and a Poor Body Image Cosmetic procedures are on the rise within the United States [1]. According to research, individuals who seek cosmetic surgery is between 7-15% more common among those with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) [1]. Research focused on mental health issues, and body dysmorphic disorders show that individuals who have BDD tend to have higher levels of anger [...]
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What to Do When the Mirror Lies

Woman standing by river with Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD is a disorder that develops from poor self-esteem, distorted body image, and a slowly developing obsession with one or more aspects of the body that the person feels is flawed or distorted in some way. Often those with BDD will spend hours daily looking at, thinking about, and obsessing over [...]
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Does Everyone With an ED Have Body Dysmorphia?

Woman sitting down next to a lake Eating Disorders are most often accompanied by low body dissatisfaction, lowered self-esteem, and distorted body image. Body Dysmorphia is a severe condition where obsessional, fixated thoughts are around particular body parts or areas of the body that are perceived to be misshapen or grotesque in some way. Often these two can be co-occurring. Body Dysmorphia [...]
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