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Men's Forum | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
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I think this post is important to note because it is posted in a forum in Men's Health, a traditionally very masculine magazine. Many people attribute this disorder to women, but this post shows that it can happen in men too, and that doesn't make one any less "manly". I was happy to see the disorder being discussed in this medium. 

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Body Dysmorphia Treatment Center - Residential Treatment for Women & Girls with Body Dysmorphia - Timberline Knolls

Body Dysmorphia Treatment Center - Residential Treatment for Women & Girls with Body Dysmorphia - Timberline Knolls | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
Get help from one of the nation's leading Residential Treatment Centers. Timberline Knolls assists women and adolescent girls seeking lasting recovery from Body Dysmorphic Disorder and related issues. TK's supportive environment and remarkable success rate attract women from around the U.S. Contact us today at 1-877-257-9612.
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This article comes from a residential treatment center that treats women and girls with BDD. I found it interesting/troubling that the article described only women with the disorder, and had to further investigate that the treatment center was specifically for women. This article come up on a google search that was not gender specified, so this could have been troubling to read for a man to read without further investigating why this website only recognizes women with the disorder. 

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) | OCD-UK

We aim to bring the facts about obsessive compulsive disorder to the public and to support those who suffer from this often debilitating anxiety disorder.
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This webpage comes from the UK and is actually a website for OCD. Within this website, it is discussed how similar OCD and BDD are, and also described BDD with much clarity on its own. I think this website is important to consider because it comes from outside of the US, so we can see how other countries aproach the disorder. 

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Cognitive behavioral therapy benefits patients with body dysmorphic disorder, study shows

Cognitive behavioral therapy benefits patients with body dysmorphic disorder, study shows | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
In a recent study, researchers found significant benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment modality for patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is a common, often severe, and under-recognized body image disorder that affects an estimated 1.7 percent to 2.4 percent of the population. This study demonstrated significant improvement in patients' BDD symptoms and level of disability, as well as high levels of patient satisfaction with the treatment.
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This article briefly and simply describes a study conducted about the affectiveness of CBT on treating BDD. The study concluded that CBT is, in fact, an effective way of treating BDD.

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My Turn: Body dysmorphic disorder takes quiet toll

My Turn: Body dysmorphic disorder takes quiet toll | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
I am the woman who passes a mirror and shifts her gaze away. I am the woman who wears oversized clothing to mask the extra 20 or 30 pounds of weight that don't register on my scale. I am the woman who takes the picture rather than appear in the photograph. I am the woman who has had her eyes done, face lifted, collagen and Botox — more than once.
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This article from the LA Times provides a short look into one woman's experience with BDD. Karyn Foley is a real estate broker and former mayor of Calabasas, which shows that this disorder can affect even the most successful people. 

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I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Group with Personal Stories, Forums and Chat

I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Group with Personal Stories, Forums and Chat | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
Do You Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Join 679 friendly people sharing 256 true stories in the I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder group. Find forums, advice and chat with groups who share this life experience.
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This website is a platform in which people suffering from BDD can share their experiences with the disorder. It provides a real look into what sufferers of BDD deal with and helps readers to remember that these are real people with a real disorder that affects their daily life. 

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Body dysmorphic disorder: distorted self-image

Body dysmorphic disorder: distorted self-image | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
Imagine a psychological disorder in which you are so obsessed with the way you look you can't live your life.
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This newcast is a very informative look into BDD and what might cause it. Most resources come from written work, so it is helpful to see information come from the television. It is important to consider how BDD is presented in the media, and also to recognize that this highly complex and misunderstood disorder is now being talked about on the news. 

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» Body Dysmorphic Disorder: When the Reflection Is Revolting - Psych Central

» Body Dysmorphic Disorder: When the Reflection Is Revolting  - Psych Central | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it

ThFifteen-year-old Joel wakes up two hours before school to begin cleaning his face and covering up his bad skin. Many days this means he’s either late to s

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This article is useful when trying to understand how BDD presents itself in the sufferer. It starts out with the story of a boy named Joel who has BDD, and then goes in to myths , symptoms, etc. I think this article is useful because it gives a real-life example of someone with BDD, then simply lists facts about the disorder, making it easier to understand. 

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True Life "I Hate My Face:" Inside the myths and reality of body dsymorphic disorder (BDD) - starcasm.net

True Life "I Hate My Face:" Inside the myths and reality of body dsymorphic disorder (BDD) - starcasm.net | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
Shelby Hoefer's insight:

This article chronicles and discusses an episode of the tv show True Life titled "I Hate My Face" and also provides a link to the episode. The subjects in this show suffer from BDD. This episode of True Life brings BDD into mainstream media, so it is important to recognize how the disorder is portrayed in the media to the general public.

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Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally / UCLA Newsroom

Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally / UCLA Newsroom | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally / UCLA Newsroom
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This article describes research done at UCLA which shows that people with BDD have abnormal connections between the parts of the brain that process emotions and the parts that process images. 

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The Down And Dirty Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder(Shattered Image Book Excerpt #10) | THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

The Down And Dirty Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder(Shattered Image Book Excerpt #10) | THE CUBAN REVOLUTION | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
I love and have loved. I have been rejected. I have let go. I have forgiven. I am alive. I am okay. You can be as well.
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This website is run by Brian Cuban who suffers from BDD and wrote the book Shattered Image which I read for class. This website gives really detailed insight into his experience with the disorder, without having to read the entire novel. 

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Body dysmorphic disorder patients see details, not whole face - CNN.com

Body dysmorphic disorder patients see details, not whole face - CNN.com | Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Scoop.it
Some people check their appearance in any mirror, window or computer screen they can find, but not out of vanity. It's because they hate the way they look so much.
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This article was very informative about what the disorder is in  way that is understandable to the general public. It also provided details of a study conducted that looked at brain activity in people with BDD while looking at themselves. This study showed that people with BDD process their image mostly in the left hemisphere, while people without BDD process their image in the right hemisphere. 

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