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Can you tell someone has a disorder by looking at their face?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: It depends

It depends on the kind of disorder you're talking about.
If acne or sunburn, then yes you could tell this by looking at one's face. Disorders like diabetes or heart disease, not likely. You might be able to see that someone seems sad or anxious, but even those would not be definite signs either because they might be normally passing responses to precipitating events.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the kind of disorder you're talking about.
If acne or sunburn, then yes you could tell this by looking at one's face. Disorders like diabetes or heart disease, not likely. You might be able to see that someone seems sad or anxious, but even those would not be definite signs either because they might be normally passing responses to precipitating events.
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