Online CBT therapy more effective for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Study

Online CBT therapy more effective for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Study

At times, some people get extremely conscious about their looks. Their obsession with a flawless appearance can force them to take an extreme step. The perceived sense of imperfection, at times imagined, pushes them into a state of fixation causing immense stress, thus interfering with their day-to-day activities. This forces the person to look for various cosmetic procedures to correct their perceived imperfections. This condition is termed as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia or dysmorphic syndrome. Originally it was known as dysmorphophobia.

A person suffering from BDD lacks self-esteem and undergoes severe emotional distress. Though the causes of the […] Read more

Depression, lower back pain should be treated simultaneously: Study

Depression, lower back pain should be treated simultaneously: Study

Medical practitioners have been exploring the link between depression and pain for quite long. The vicious cycle of pain and depression is being looked into by doctors who often have their patients complaining of chronic pain which has only worsened their symptoms of depression, or the resulting depression only aggravating the existing excruciating pain. So, depression and lower back pain (LBP) should be treated simultaneously, a team of researchers from the University of Sydney have concluded based on a recent study.

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