Visual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder.

TitleVisual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFeusner, JD, Townsend J, Bystritsky A, Bookheimer S
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Date Published2007 Dec
KeywordsAdolescent, 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 JournalArch. Gen. Psychiatry