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R Pollice, V Bianchini, M Giuliani, G Zoccali, A Tomassini, M Mazza, D Ussorio, N Giordani Paesani, R Roncone, M Casacchia
AIMS: Body Dismorphic Disorder interest the 1-2% of the general population. It is characterized by an unfavorable prognosis and an elevated comorbidity with others psychiatric disorders. Approximately 6-15% of people with body image disorder refer for aesthetic surgery without any benefit indeed the outcome is, often, to request others surgery procedure. The aim of study has been to investigate the presence of dismorphophobia, others dismorphic disorders and psychiatric symptoms in a sample of patients candidates to aesthetic surgery procedure...
2009: La Clinica Terapeutica
M J Filteau, E Pourcher, P Baruch, R H Bouchard, P Vincent
This article reviews the historical and terminological origins of dysmorphophobia from Herodotus to today. It explains the differences pointed out by many authors, including the DSM-III-R, between body dismorphic disorder and delusional disorder somatic type, which are referred to as monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychoses in Europe. Epidemiological data, clinical characteristics and outcome are discussed. Explicative theories and neurobiological, developmental and analytical aspects of body image are presented...
September 1992: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
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