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One-Third Of Patients Who Seek Plastic Surgery Have Symptoms Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Moderate to severe symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or excessive concern about appearance that interferes with daily life, are found in 33 percent of patients seeking plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their nose, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American […]

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Adolescent Girls May Be Losing Sleep From Pressure To Be Thin

Sleep duration has a significant association with feelings of external pressure to obtain or maintain a thin body among adolescent girls, especially those who are white, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). […]

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Women’s Body Image Based More On Others’ Opinions Than Their Own Weight

Women’s appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research. The most powerful influence on women’s appreciation of their bodies is how they believe important others view them, the study suggests. On the flip side, the more […]

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Frequency Of ‘Fat Talk’ Associated With Increased Body Dissatisfaction Regardless Of Actual Body Size

College women who engage in “fat talk” (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face greater dissatisfaction with their bodies and are more likely to have internalized an ultra-thin body ideal than those who engage in fat talk less frequently, according to a review article from Psychology of Women Quarterly (published […]

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