Living with Your Looks

By Roberta Honigman, David J. Castle

This topical study looks at the social, cultural, and historical influences which effect the way people view their bodies, and how concerns about body image can give rise to a range of body image disorders. Living with Your Looks surveys the processes by which people view their bodies can become so distorted that their obsession(s) manifest themselves as a psychiatric disorder. It counters any preconceived notions that these issues are limited to women. As the book demonstrates, muscle dysmorphia (the belief that one is too small or tiny) is as prevalent among men as bulimia and anorexia are amongst women. Chapters include: -- The 'Looks Heritage': An Historical Background -- Changing Our Looks: Tattoos, Body Piercing and Plastic Surgery -- Weight and Shape: Fat and Thin -- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): General Considerations Treatment of BDD -- Skin Picking and Hair Pulling: Recognition and Treatment -- Living With Our Looks

130 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781920694951