Disorders of body image, ranging from dysmorphic concern through anorexia and bulimia nervosa to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), are debilitating, often secret conditions frequently associated with significant psychiatric comorbidity such as depression, social phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder.
For the first time the disparate issues pertaining to body image are examined by international experts who bring different yet complementary viewpoints from the disciplines of neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, psychology and anthropology.
Early chapters assess the concept of body image within neurological and evolutionary contexts and cultural influences on our perceptions of beauty and ugliness, disgust and self-loathing. The remaining chapters focus on the clinical characteristics, causes and possible treatment strategies for BDD, eating disorders and associated psychiatric conditions in adults, adolescents and children.
Accessible to clinicians and researchersalike, this fascinating book will appeal to psychiatrists, general practitioners, neurologists, psychologists and cosmetic surgeons.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
David Castle is Professorial Fellow, Mental Health Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Katharine A. Phillips is Director of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program, Butler Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.