Body dysmorphic disorder and cognition

Body dysmorphic disorder and cognition

Patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have “imagined ugliness” and report that parts of their body are ugly or malformed. Recent evidence has begun to show that they also have problems recognizing visual processing, especially in recognising the emotional expressions in other people around them. Our research aims to disentangle the cognitive underpinnings of these disturbances.

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Sally Grace
Postdoctoral Researcher

Investigating cognition and social behavior in mental illness using MRI.

Publications

Anorexia nervosa (AN) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) share a hallmark clinical feature of severe body image disturbance. Despite …

Patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have difficulty in recognising facial emotions, and there is evidence to suggest that …

Recent advances in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have explored abnormal visual processing, yet it is unclear how this relates to …

Recent neuroimaging studies in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have implicated abnormal structure and function of occipito-temporal and …