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New ADAA Blog Post - Does Media Induce Individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) To Have Plastic Surgery?

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We all have that one feature on our face or bodies that we don’t like. Maybe your nose tip is a millimeter longer than you would prefer? Perhaps you feel that your cheekbones can be more pronounced? No matter the issue, body insecurity is common among us all. The most prominent evidence of this can be found in the media. Read more:

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Yes when you’re younger. Less when you’re older. No when your family raised you to know no matter what you’re exactly who you’re supposed to be.

Of course media works on the brain. That’s why advertisers go with colors of products and length of drug names (currently 3 syllables with a Z).

Clear is big now for color. It’s supposed to make you feel like you’re helping your body and the earth be clean. Bleh.


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