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.
|Journal||Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry|
|Early online date||2 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2 Aug 2017|
- body dysmorphic disorder
- body image