Visual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder.
|Title||Visual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Feusner, JD, Townsend J, Bystritsky A, Bookheimer S|
|Journal||Archives of general psychiatry|
|Date Published||2007 Dec|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Anxiety Disorders, Body Image, Brain, Depression, Face, Facial Expression, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Perceptual Disorders, Recognition (Psychology), Self Concept, Severity of Illness Index, Space Perception, Visual Perception|
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a severe psychiatric condition in which individuals are preoccupied with perceived appearance defects. Clinical observation suggests that patients with BDD focus on details of their appearance at the expense of configural elements. This study examines abnormalities in visual information processing in BDD that may underlie clinical symptoms.
|Alternate Journal||Arch. Gen. Psychiatry|