Body Dysmorphia - the Crack in the Mirror

The word 'dysmorphia' - by its very definition - indicates a distortion of perception of body image based on the Greek translation of the term itself. This phenomenon is often seen in practice as a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder - there is a certain fanaticism involved as the sufferer cannot be convinced otherwise that they are mistaken in this belief. At this time in our history where social media can present a type of perfection in body image, the phenomenon of body dysmorphia seems to have grown exponentially. It is not only females who fall prey to this dis-ease, but increasingly males as well as they perceive themselves competing on the same very 'posey' stage. One may even quest




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