Obesity is a heterogeneous condition with a complex and incomplete etiology; however, there is growing evidence for considering the salience of obesity for the psychiatric nomenclature. Currently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) does not adequately categorize individuals with marked distress in relation to quantifiable aesthetic concerns such as obesity.
- body dysmorphic disorder
- body image
Larkin, D., Kirtchuk, G., Yamaguchi, M., & Martin, C. (2017). A proposal for the inclusion of ‘obesity dysmorphia’ in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(11), 1085-1086. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867417722641