ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Title:

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

URL:

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/body-image-problem.html?WT.ac=ctg#catbody-basics

Content Source:

Other
kidshealth.org
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) causes people to believe that parts of their body look ugly. People with BDD spend hours focused on what they think is wrong with their looks. Many times a day, they do things to check, fix, cover up, or ask others about their looks. They focus on flaws that seem minor to others.

This can be tied directly to a unit on self-esteem and/or eating disorders.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Tags: BDD, body dysmorphic disorder, body image, disordered eating, eating disorder, influence, self esteem, self image
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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Author: Jamie Gilbert
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit