Thanks to ubiquitous camera phones, selfies—like 'em or loathe 'em—are now simply standard Internet operating procedure. No doubt *yours* are empowering and totally not irritating to your friends and followers. But it seems that, combined with something like body dysmorphic disorder, selfies can be more harm than help.
The connection between multiple plastic surgeries and body dysmorphic disorder is well known, but a new study underlines that plastic surgery patients may suffer from the disorder even if they don't look like they're campaigning to be on the next season of Real Housewives.
While body dysmorphic disorder is usually thought of as solely a psychological problem, new research suggests that those suffering from the disorder may also have a visual problem that prevents them from seeing not only their body, but all objects accurately.
Last night, MTV's True Life focused on BDD, a psychological condition that affects how sufferers perceive their physical features. One woman—Pamela, 26—says her hatred for her face kept from her finishing high school, or ever getting a job.
Heidi Montag is "Addicted To Plastic Surgery," but so what? Getting 10 cosmetic procedures in one day is a great way to validate your distorted body image and bump the President of the United States off the cover of People.
Scientists at Tel Aviv University claim to have created a computer program that can recognize human attractiveness. Here's what they did: they had thirty men and women look at 100 images of young, white women and judge the "beauty" of each image. Then, according to EurekAlert, "Based on human preferences, the machine…
Lots of news today on the understanding anorexia front. First, a new study of recovered anorexics and "healthy" women shows that anorexia permanently alters the way that the brain perceives pleasure. In anorexics, there is little difference in the way that the brain registers pleasure and registers loss, giving…