Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today – Beauty, Self Image & Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Dr Lycka & Dr Vashi
Beauty, as the saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder… in other words we all have different ideas of what is beautiful. When we meet someone we instantaneously assess their attractiveness, and as a society, we are obsessed with beauty. But what if our normal desire to be seen as attractive begins to distort our healthy self-image and turns into a problem? Our guest this week on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today is Dr Neelam Vashi, Board Certified Dermatologist from Boston University Medical School, Department of Dermatology, and a world authority on beauty, self-image and body dysmorphic disorder. Dr Vashi shares her knowledge & experience with your host, Edmonton cosmetic dermatologist Dr Barry Lycka. They talk about how we define and assess beauty, and the warning signs and symptoms of developing body dysmorphic disorder which sadly has the highest rate of suicide of all the psychiatric disorders. If you have a friend or family member becoming increasingly obsessed with their appearance, listening to this is a great first step to helping them.
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