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A proposal for the inclusion of ‘obesity dysmorphia’ in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Larkin, Derek; Kirtchuk, Gabriel; Yamaguchi, Motonori; Martin, Colin R.

Authors

Derek Larkin

Gabriel Kirtchuk

Motonori Yamaguchi

Colin R. Martin



Abstract

Obesity is a heterogeneous condition with a complex and incomplete etiology; however, there is growing evidence
for considering the salience of obesity for the psychiatric nomenclature. Currently, the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) does not adequately
categorize individuals with marked distress in relation to quantifiable aesthetic concerns such as obesity.

Journal Article Type Note
Publication Date Nov 1, 2017
Journal Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Print ISSN 0004-8674
Electronic ISSN 1440-1614
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 11
Pages 1085-1086
APA6 Citation Larkin, D., Kirtchuk, G., Yamaguchi, M., & Martin, C. R. (2017). A proposal for the inclusion of ‘obesity dysmorphia’ in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, 51(11), 1085-1086. doi:10.1177/0004867417722641
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867417722641
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0004867417722641
Related Public URLs https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/9347/
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