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Body Image Disorders across Cultures: Does BDD Exist Around the World?

Cross Cultural Aspects of BDD   By: Fugen Neziroglu, PhD and Nicole Lippman, PhD             Concerns about appearance are not only commonplace in the United States, but are also present in other cultures around the world. The perception and value placed on beauty is subjective, but common culture-specific notions of physical attractiveness exist. Across many cultures, body dysmorphic disorder contains similar clinical

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New Book “Children of Hoarders”

Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D. Katharine Donnelly, Ph.D. Growing up with a hoarder can be a confusing, painful, and sometimes dangerous experience. And when it comes to finding help for a hoarder parent, many adult children find themselves taking on the exhausting role of caretaker. As the child of a hoarder, you may be wondering what resources are available to you. Written

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Radio Show on Hoarding with Fugen Neziroglu

Living With Someone’s Clutter or Hoarding: How Do You Cope? The Online Radio Show Psych Up with Dr. Suzanne Phillips featured Dr. Fugen Neziroglu speaking about living with someone’s hoarding. Click here for more details. Airs: available online Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D.

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Shame, Consciousness, and Disgust in BDD and OCD

NEW STUDY THE ROLE OF SHAME, SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS, AND DISGUST IN BDD AND OCD Bio Behavioral Institute is investingating a little known area of BDD and OCD! In the past 30 years, researchers have extensively studied the role of anxiety and depression in these disorders, but little is known about the variety of other emotions experienced by individuals with BDD and

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Free Monthly OCD Support Group

FREE MONTHLY OCD SUPPORT GROUP.   Free long standing therapist facilitated OCD support group on the last Wednesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00pm.  No sign-up required, but please call us (516) 487-7116 between 10am – 5pm on the day of the meeting to confirm.  Open to family and friends. Please note that our next meetings are scheduled for: January

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A Proposed Learning Model of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A Proposed Learning Model of Body Dysmorphic Disorder Fugen Neziroglu and Lauren M. Mancusi Bio-Behavioral Institute, Great Neck, NY USA 1. Introduction While it is common for individuals to have concerns about their appearance, individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) experience a marked distress that often results in time-consuming rituals, social anxiety, and depression among other debilitating effects. Body dysmorphic

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Status of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Argentina

Borda, T., Neziroglu, F., Santos, N., Donnelly, K., & Rivera, RP. (2011). Status of body dysmorphic disorder in Argentina. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 507-512. Although body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) has received recent attention, it remains misunderstood and under-studied. The Argentine population seeks out plastic surgery at a disproportionate rate and exhibits high rates of preoccupation with bodily dissatisfaction, yet

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PODCAST on Depersonalization Disorder

Dr. Neziroglu describes little-known but common depersonalization disorder (DPD), its relationship to anxiety disorders, and methods of treatment.  Click here for the PODCAST.

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Are You An Obsessive Compulsive Eater? Take this quiz

Almost everyone thinks about food daily, craves certain food, and struggles with thoughts about food while dieting, but not everyone suffers from obsessive compulsive eating.  Take this quiz to help identify if you may suffer from obsessive compulsive eating. SCORING GUIDE: Add up the responses to all 20 questions to earn a total score.  A total score of 44 or

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