Emotion recognition deficits in body dysmorphic disorder.

  title={Emotion recognition deficits in body dysmorphic disorder.},
  author={Ulrike Buhlmann and Richard J. Mcnally and Nancy Etcoff and Brunna Tuschen-Caffier and Sabine Wilhelm},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={38 2},
Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) are characterized by excessive concerns about imagined defects in their appearance, most commonly, facial features. In this study, we investigated (1) the ability to identify facial expressions of emotion, and (2) to discriminate single facial features in BDD patients, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) patients, and in healthy control participants. Specifically, their ability for general facial feature discrimination was assessed using the Short… CONTINUE READING
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