A Proposal for the Inclusion of ‘Obesity Dysmorphia’ in the DSM

Larkin, Derek; Kirtchuk, Gabriel; Yamaguchi, Motonori and Martin, Colin R. (2017) A Proposal for the Inclusion of ‘Obesity Dysmorphia’ in the DSM. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

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Abstract

Obesity is a heterogeneous condition with a complex and incomplete etiology; however, there is growing evidence for considering the salience of obesity for the psychiatric nomenclature. Currently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) does not adequately categorize individuals with marked distress in relation to quantifiable aesthetic concerns such as obesity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: obesity, body dysmorphic disorder, obesity-dysmorphia, body image
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 15:58
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 09:43
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15927

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