TITLE

Reflections of torment

AUTHOR(S)
Schrof, J.M.
PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;11/25/91, Vol. 111 Issue 22, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines `body dysmorphic disorder,' or BBD, a psychiatric illness that leaves its victim obsessed with an imagined defect so tormenting that a glimpse of one's reflection can elicit screams of terror. Psychiatrists explore the causes and consequences of imagined ugliness; BDD was only officially recognized in the 1987 revision of psychiatry's diagnostic manual; The origin of BDD; When the disorder commonly strikes; The connection between aberrant brain chemistry and delusions.
ACCESSION #
9111251476

 

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