Investigating Body Dysmorphia

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Investigating Body Dysmorphia

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UNDERSTANDING THE SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE AFFECTING MILLIONS

Body dysmorphia is an overwhelming obsession with body image and now affects many millions of us. Yet these mental illnesses often remain hidden, undiagnosed, and even unrecognised by the people who have them. In this investigative special, we meet men and women who have experienced serious body image issues and discovers that far from vanity, these disorders are crippling people’s lives. Scientists at the forefront of body dysmorphia research delve into the symptoms, causes, and explore promising new treatments.

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Catalyst | Series 20
Australian Broadcasting Corporation