Body Dysmorphic Disorder & Body Image

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by PhD student, Hannah Lewis. Hannah is a PhD student from Queen Mary University of London.

With Han, we discuss body image, body dysmorphic disorder, and the impact this may have on your mental health.

We talk about how eating disorders and body dysmorphia are often seen in tandem, but their treatment is rarely integrated. There is a common misconception that BDD and ED are separate entities which don't cross paths, which can invalidate an individuals experience. This podcast explores the link and documents the changes that must occur in order for individuals to be treated for both, valid, diagnoses.

We speak about interventions for body image, and how in an ideal world this would prevent eating disorders, but explore the multi-factorial aspect of eating disorders and the need for further pr ... 

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