07/08/2020 3:49 am Welcome to isteroids.com - BLOG

Saturday 12, Jun 2010

  Distorted body image and abnormal body function could be linked

Posted By
Pin it Share on Tumblr

Distorted body image and abnormal body function could be linkedBody Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or dysmorphophobia is a hidden disease in the sense that people affected by it perceive themselves to have a physical flaw and try to alter their appearance via plastic surgeries.

A study is led by Sanjaya Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine to identify abnormalities in brain structure that are linked with this disorder. This study will also evaluate how these abnormalities could be altered with treatment.

Saxena hopes to find out if a drug commonly used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, venlafaxine (Effexor), could be used for treating BDD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Compulsive Hoarding.

Thursday 29, Apr 2010

  Abnormal brain function could find a link with distorted body image

Posted By
Pin it Share on Tumblr

 

Abnormal brain function could find a link with distorted body imageNearly three million Americans suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or dysmorphophobia, which is a hidden disease in the sense that patients try altering their appearance through plastic surgeries perceiving themselves to have a physical flaw or ugly.

Sanjaya Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, is leading a study for identifying brain structure abnormalities that are associated with this complication besides determining how these abnormalities can be altered with treatment.

Saxena hopes to find out if venlafaxine (Effexor), a drug commonly used to treat depression and anxiety disorders can be used to treat BDD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Compulsive Hoarding.