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Body dismorphic disorder

Cristina Meazza, Ekkehard Lausch, Sara Pagani, Elena Bozzola, Valeria Calcaterra, Andrea Superti-Furga, Margherita Silengo, Mauro Bozzola
3-M syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that causes short stature, unusual facial features and skeletal abnormalities. Mutations in the CUL7, OBSL1 and CCDC8 genes could be responsible for 3-M syndrome.Here we describe the growth and evolution of dismorphic features of an Italian boy with 3-M syndrome and growth hormone deficiency (GHD) from birth until adulthood. He was born full term with a very low birth weight (2400 g=-3.36 standard deviation score, SDS) and length (40.0 cm =-6.53 SDS). At birth he presented with a broad, fleshy nose with anteverted nostrils, thick and patulous lips, a square chin, curvilinear shaped eyebrows without synophrys, short thorax and long slender bones...
2013: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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
Dartiu Xavier Da Silveira, Charles S Grob, Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Enrique Lopez, Luisa K Alonso, Cristiane Tacla, Evelyn Doering-Silveira
Ayahuasca is believed to be harmless for those (including adolescents) drinking it within a religious setting. Nevertheless controlled studies on the mental/ psychiatric status of ritual hallucinogenic ayahuasca concoction consumers are still lacking. In this study, 40 adolescents from a Brazilian ayahuasca sect were compared with 40 controls matched on sex, age, and educational background for psychiatric symptomatology. Screening scales for depression, anxiety, alcohol consumption patterns (abuse), attentional problems, and body dysmorphic disorders were used...
June 2005: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
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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