About a quarter of those with body dysmorphic disorder attempt suicide or struggle with ideas of suicide. Fortunately, medication and therapy have proved highly effective at treating the disorder.
One component that may be missing from weight monitoring during pregnancy is the psychological and emotional impact of these changes.
A branding expert explains how this iconic but controversial doll has gone from teenage reject to movie star in 64 years.
Detox diets and cleanses supposedly clear the body of allegedly toxic substances. But the evidence suggests otherwise.
Boosting body confidence should be as important as boosting sales to beauty brands.
As the trend for “heroin chic” returns to runways, new Netflix film The Wonder takes aim at our fascination with disordered eating.
‘Body neutrality’ has sometimes been called the ‘middle ground’ between loving or hating your body.
Critics of body positivity say the movement is not as accepting of all bodies as it claims.
The author of a new book exploring the making of heroines throughout history asks whether Barbie can ever overcome her reputation as the plastic antithesis of feminist ideals.
Social media content that positively represents body size, shape and weight diversity may help to address the negative psychological effects of ‘fitspiration’ that depicts narrow body standards.
This is something that has been going on for hundreds of years.
It’s estimated between 30-40% of men worry about their body image.
For many, the pandemic has disrupted daily habits around eating and fitness – which makes it a prime time to shake up old assumptions about achieving an ideal body.
The idea of ‘disclaimer labels’ on altered images might curb women’s and girls’ struggle with body image is a false one - in fact, they may even make it worse.
Boys, LGBTQ youth and people with normal body mass index are often overlooked when it comes to recognizing eating disorders, a physician and psychotherapist explain.
New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children about their online lives, and encourage positive habits.
There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
In the 19th century, Baartman was dehumanized and mocked for her large posterior. So what does it mean when Black women today strive for ‘Sarah Baartman hips’?
Pinterest is the first social media brand to ban weight loss advertisements. Should other companies follow suit?
One in three Australians we surveyed had a new concern about their appearance since the pandemic began. But while minor cosmetic procedures might give some people a boost, for others it’s a bad idea.