University of Western Australia discover why some people believe they may be thinner than they actually are. Researchers report body perception could be a distortion created by our past observations of ourselves and other people.
A brief dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program alters how young women's brains respond to images of super thin supermodels, a new study reports.
Orthorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder associated with a pathological obsession with healthy eating, has been associated with OCD traits, poor body image, preoccupation with personal appearance and a prior history of eating disorders. Researchers report those who practise vegetarianism or veganism are at an increased risk of developing orthorexia.
Teenagers who regularly eat breakfast with their parents have a more positive body image than those who skip the meal or do not eat with their family.
Researchers have devised a method to access people's mental images of themselves and compare this mental image against a realistic image of the person. The study revealed people's mental images of themselves are not necessarily true to life, but are influenced by the kind of personality the individual believes themselves to have.
Study reveals the strength of the connection between the brain and internal organs is associated with how a person feels about their appearance. Weaker brain responses to the gut and heart were linked to greater levels of body shame and weight preoccupation.
A new study reports bullies are twice as likely to display symptoms of bulimia as other children who were not involved in bullying.