Abnormalities of visual processing and frontostriatal systems in body dysmorphic disorder.

TitleAbnormalities of visual processing and frontostriatal systems in body dysmorphic disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFeusner, JD, Moody T, Hembacher E, Townsend J, McKinley M, Moller H, Bookheimer S
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Volume67
Issue2
Pagination197-205
Date Published2010 Feb
ISSN1538-3636
KeywordsAdult, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Case-Control Studies, Corpus Striatum, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Female, Frontal Lobe, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Occipital Lobe, Perceptual Disorders, Severity of Illness Index, Visual Perception, Young Adult
Abstract

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric disorder in which individuals are preoccupied with perceived defects in their appearance, often related to their face. Little is known about its pathophysiology, although early research provides evidence of abnormal visual processing.

Alternate JournalArch. Gen. Psychiatry