Newest study suggests a relationship between anxiety symptoms and visual processing in people with BDD

June 18, 2013

A recently published study by Cara Bohon, Emily Hembacher, Haley Moller, Teena Moody, and Jamie Feusner investigated the relationship between anxiety and visual processing in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Participants with and without BDD were shown photographs of their face and a familiar face during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The results suggested that anxiety symptoms in BDD may be related to brain activity in systems responsible for detailed visual processing. For more information, please visit the link provided.