Understanding body image disorders

A new study investigating the causes and treatments of this condition

MAPrc’s Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab team is currently undertaking research to further the understanding of body image disorders.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition that affects around 1 in every 100 people, and MAPrc has developed a reputation as a leading centre of BDD research.

People with BDD often become preoccupied and extremely dissatisfied with aspects of their appearance that they perceive to be flawed. It is a potentially devastating condition and often severely impacts upon the lives of those individuals who suffer from it.

We are looking for people over 18 years of age with body dysmorphic disorder to take part in our research, which is aimed at improving understanding of the causes of BDD, in order to ultimately develop better treatments.

All of our research is conducted in confidence, within a friendly and understanding environment. Our researchers are experienced in working with people with BDD, and understand the challenges that people with BDD often face.

All participants will be reimbursed for their time.

If you would like to participate, or want more information, please contact Ryan Kaplan at MAPrc on (03) 9076 6564 or by email at ryan.kaplan@monash.edu.

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