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Cultural and biological factors in body dysmorphic disorder in East Asia

  • Author(s): Hong, Julie;
  • Hadeler, Edward;
  • Mosca, Megan;
  • Brownstone, Nicholas;
  • Bhutani, Tina;
  • Koo, John
  • et al.
Abstract

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can cause severe distress and impairment in many important areas of functioning. Although BDD has been well studied in Western populations, there is limited information on BDD in other cultures. In this review, we discuss the prevalence and presentation of BDD in East Asian countries and the significance of conducting further research in this particular group.

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