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What is Body Dysmorphia? - 5 Valuable Wellbeing Strategies
Body Image
Oasis Team

What is Body Dysmorphia? – 5 Valuable Wellbeing Strategies

Body dysmorphia is a condition in which a person obsessively focuses on one or more physical characteristics that they perceive as being flawed. People do not choose to struggle with body dysmorphia; often, it results from a combination of biopsychosocial factors that can be detrimental to one’s self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence. Managing symptoms of BDD often involves seeking support from loved ones and a mental health professional.

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The Effects of Social Media on Body Image
Body Image
Jacqueliné Garcia, LCSW

The Devastating Effects of Social Media on Body Image

There is no doubt that there is a great pressure in society for young people to fit many social norms. When examining body image, many young teens are pressured to fit an ideal body image especially with the popularity of social media. It is hard not to be influenced by social media’s “ideal” body type.

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Kara's Eating Disorder Story
Body Image
Oasis Team

Human Calorie Counter: Kara’s Eating Disorder Recovery

Kara thought that losing weight would bring her happiness. However, as she began to work out more, she spent less time with her friends and family. She was obsessing over calories and the number on the scale. This caused her to lose her enjoyment of food as well as her general love of life.

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Body Image
Oasis Team

Understanding Body Image and 3 Eating Disorders

Body image is how you feel about your body. How you feel about your body image can affect you in different ways. With a positive body image, you have the freedom to live your life without worrying about what others think. The three most common types of eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating.

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