Those with body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia have abnormalities in activity and connectivity in visual and parietal brain networks. People with anorexia and body dysmorphia process images with high, low, or normal levels of detail. The abnormalities for low level of detail have the most direct relationship with disorder symptom severity and body perception.
A new study is aiming to help those with body dysmorphia disorder with the help of a unique visual retraining program.
A new study reports people with BDD and anorexia have similar brain abnormalities which affect their ability to process visual information.