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Plz define yoor body image?
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Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Degrees of distress
Poor body image is a general term that can mean many things.
Body dysmorphia is the most serious and is a preoccupation with a perceived flaw in a body part which is not present or exaggerated. Body image distortion is similar but to a lesser extent and can relate to the entire body. Body image distress is the emotional pain caused by the perception.

In brief: Degrees of distress
Poor body image is a general term that can mean many things.
Body dysmorphia is the most serious and is a preoccupation with a perceived flaw in a body part which is not present or exaggerated. Body image distortion is similar but to a lesser extent and can relate to the entire body. Body image distress is the emotional pain caused by the perception.
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Self view
Body image is what you think others see.
In the us, many of us have poor body images--too fat or skinny, too tall or short, this or that body part too small or large. A fun test of this is to get a big scroll of paper and try to draw an outline your body, then back up to it have & have someone trace your actual outline. Men routinely draw shoulders wider than they are, women, bigger waists.

In brief: Self view
Body image is what you think others see.
In the us, many of us have poor body images--too fat or skinny, too tall or short, this or that body part too small or large. A fun test of this is to get a big scroll of paper and try to draw an outline your body, then back up to it have & have someone trace your actual outline. Men routinely draw shoulders wider than they are, women, bigger waists.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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