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An estimated 0.7% to 2% of the population suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. The disorder is seen in 7% to 15% people seeking cosmetic surgery and 12% seeking dermatological treatments, according to a study.(Image for representation)

Body image issues lead to asocial behaviour, say experts

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 03:19 AM IST
Body dysmorphic disorder is a very serious condition that makes a person obsess about a particular flaw in their appearance.
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The studies show that teen girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of validation.(Shutterstock)
The studies show that teen girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of validation.(Shutterstock)

Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Social media is changing people’s perceptions of beauty worldwide. Apps like Snapchat and Instagram are taking a toll on self-esteem and triggering body dysmorphic disorder, says a new study.
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