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PSYC 2113 Lecture 13: PSYC 2113 Lecture Notes – Feb. 14th + 26th
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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2113
Professor
Birdie Bezanson
Lecture
13

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PSYC 2113 Lecture Notes Feb. 14th
- We do’t ko the ause of hoardig ut likely a uleraility
- For some, the aspect of getting things gives pleasure
- We also live a materialistic society
- For soe people there’s soe history of ause so they get attached to objects rather
than people
- Early onset ut people usually do’t get treatet util they’re oer 50
- Body dysorphi disorder did’t used to e its o ategory i the DSM
- Most people experience dissatisfaction with their body but for dysmorphic disorder,
people have a preoccupation with an imagined/perceived defect in appearance. Quite
ofte other people a’t see hat they’re talkig aout. Ski pikig is oo.
- Prevalence is 2-13 percent in the student population
- Specifiers: muscle dysmorphia (high rates of suicide), insight (how much they can tell
that their behaviour is abnormal)
- Serotoi is’t properly regulated
- It is difficult to diagnose because it can be masked by depression
- Eating disorders are more focused on weight while BDD is more about any feature
- Commonalities with OCD: intrusive thoughts, checking
- It also relates to social anxiety
- People with BDD have difficulty perceiving facial expressions
- Treatment: some success with SSRIs, CBT and ERP
- One of the most famous cases of Body Dysmorphic Disorder is Michael Jackson
- Trichotillomania (Hair pulling) disorder: obsessive need to pull out hair, results in
noticeable hair loss and social impairment
- Excoriation (skin picking) disorder: can result in soft tissue damage
- Habit reversal training: becoming aware of behaviour, competing responses (give them
something physical to replace picking), relaxation training
- Social phobia is one of the highest prevalence rates along with PTSD and specific
phobias
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PSYC 2113 Lecture Notes Feb. 14 th We dont know the cause of hoarding but likely a vulnerability For some, the aspect of getting things gives pleasure We also live a materialistic society For some people theres some history of abuse so they get attached to objects rather than people Early onset but people usually dont get treatment until theyre over 50 Body dysmorphic disorder didnt used to be its own category in the DSM Most people experience dissatisfaction with their body but for dysmorphic disorder, people have a preoccupation with an imaginedperceived defect in appearance. Quite often other people cant see what theyre talking about. Skin picking is common. Prevalence is 213 percent in the student population Specifiers: muscle dysmorphia (high rates of suicide), insight (how much they can tell that their behaviour is abnormal) Serotonin isnt properly regulated It is difficult to diagnose because it can be masked by depression Eating disorders are more focused on weight while BDD is more about any feature Commonalities with OCD: intrusive thoughts, checking It also relates to social anxiety People with BDD have difficulty perceiving facial expressions Treatment: some success with SSRIs, CBT and ERP One of the most famous cases of Body Dysmorphic Disorder is Michael Jackson Trichotillomania (Hair pulling) disorder: obsessive need to pull out hair, results in noticeable hair loss and social impairment Excoriation (skin picking) disorder: can result in soft tissue damage Habit reversal training: becoming aware of behaviour, competing responses (give them something physical to replace picking), relaxation training Social phobia is one of the highest prevalence rates along with PTSD and specific phobias
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