Psychosocial and psychological factors of body dysmorphic disorders development in modern adolescents

Written by Yakimova L.S., Kravtsova N.A.

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The article is devoted to the analysis of psychosocial factors of body dysmorphic disorder in modern adolescents. Persons with body dysmorphic disorder syndrome are characterized by a painful experience of a real or imaginary physical defect and an active desire for correction, the idea of a relationship, and the presence of a depressive state. In the modern world, a person›s image of his / her own appearance influences all spheres of life. Adolescence is the most sensitive to the emergence of body dysmorphic disorder. Painful experiences related to appearance, can be ranked among the first in a series of pathological phenomena characteristic of teenage and young years. It is shown that the development of body dysmorphic disorder in modern adolescents is promoted by standards of beauty that exist in society, attitudes towards the appearance in the parental family, as well as features of self-perception and self-conception.

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L.S. Yakimova, N.A. Kravtsova
Pacific State Medical University (2 Ostryakova Ave. Vladivostok 690002 Russian Federation)

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