CincinnatióMany teenagers are unhappy with the way their body looks
and sometimes this unhappiness can be a serious disorder. They may
spend too much time looking at themselves in the mirror and asking
everyone's opinion about how they look. They may even avoid school or a
social situation because of exaggerated concerns about their
appearance. If you know a teenager that displays this behavior, this
person may have a condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry is currently
conducting a research study to evaluate this serious condition. If the
teenager you know qualifies, he or she will receive close medical
supervision, heart tracings, blood tests, and psychological tests at no
charge. For further information, contact LaDonna at (513) 558-5512.