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Body dysmorphia is occasionally still called dysmorphophobia, is a mental disorder characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one’s own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.

Body image is an intellectual or idealized image of what one’s body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa.

Depression is a real and debilitating condition that is often misunderstood by family and friends. Its meaning can range from a prolonged period of sadness to an actual mental illness with specific symptoms. Find and share experiences with others who are going through the same struggles.

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an.

Self-esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self.

‘Manorexia’ On The Rise: Men With Eating Disorders Face Stigma In Getting Treatment

Whether it's the death of an anorexic model or allegations of drug use and extreme dieting, the fashion industry is no stranger to eating disorder controversy. When the issue heated up again on January 21st after the Yve[...]

Bullying, Body Image and Eating Disorders: NTH Helps Young Girls Fight for Their Self-esteem

It's not our bodies that need changing. It's our attitudes. TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The bullying-related tragedies that have dominated recent headlines are a devastating reminder of the need to do more for teen[...]

Are Middle-Aged Women Succumbing to ‘Desperate Housewives Syndrome’?

Denise Folcik, 50, started dieting for the first time after the birth of her fourth child. Then nearing age 30, she struggled for months to lose about 20 pounds of "baby weight" until she got the idea of making herself t[...]

5 Ways to Boost Your Body Image

Improving your body image is easy in just 5 simple steps. Every one of us has faced one of these moments where a friend tags you in an unflattering photo on Facebook, or you find yourself standing in a harshly lit dre[...]