Body dysmorphic disorder in children and young people

Chloe Watson, Sasha Ban

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The incidence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in young people is increasing. Causes of BDD are related to the prevalence of social media and adolescent development, especially the role that brain neuroplasticity has on influencing perception. There are long-term impacts of BDD, including depression and suicide. Prevention and promotion of positive body image are part of the nurse's role; treatment can prevent unnecessary aesthetic surgical interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number3
Early online date10 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2021


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