A proposal for the inclusion of ‘obesity dysmorphia’ in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Derek Larkin, Gabriel Kirtchuk, Motonori Yamaguchi, Colin Martin

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1086
JournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume51
Issue number11
Early online date2 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • obesity
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • obesity-dysmorphia
  • body image

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