Posted September 09, 2018 03:29:08 If you’re going to have an emotional problem with your body, you’re probably not alone.
And according to new research, it could be related to what you eat, what you wear, or even your genetics.
Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University at Buffalo surveyed more than 1,000 participants about their eating habits and their feelings about their bodies, and found that the majority of people had a problem with their appearance.
The researchers believe that body dysphoric individuals tend to have higher levels of depression and anxiety than people who aren’t.
“Body dysphoria is a common medical problem that affects more than one in six adults in the U.S.,” Dr. John Vignocchi, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the university, said in a press release.
“We know from studies that people who experience dysphoria are at greater risk for developing chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”
To understand how body dysphorias might manifest, the researchers recruited the participants through a online survey.
About a quarter of the people they surveyed had experienced body dysphorian disorder.
The rest reported having only minor body dysphorical symptoms, or had only experienced mild symptoms.
The majority of the participants who were identified as body dysphorians were women, and the majority were between the ages of 18 and 64.
The study focused on how people reported feeling about their body.
The more people reported their body dysphorically, the more likely they were to report that they had a body issue.
For instance, participants who reported experiencing body dysphori were more likely to say they were dissatisfied with their bodies overall, rather than with their body type.
The researchers also found that body dissatisfaction was linked to mental health problems, including depression and self-esteem issues.
For the study, the team used data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, which tracks health, economic and social status.
People who were reported to have body dysphorenes had higher levels in self-reported mental health, such as depression and suicidality.
The team then measured body dissatisfaction using the Body Dysphoria Inventory (BDI).
This was the first study to investigate body dysphory in a nationally representative sample.
The study, published online September 10 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, is based on the results of more than 20,000 people in the study.
In the study participants reported their feelings for their body by rating their perceptions of the shape, texture, size, color, smell, taste, texture and comfort of their body in terms of how it felt.
The results showed that those who reported feeling dissatisfied with the shape of their bodies reported the highest levels of body dissatisfaction.
Body dissatisfaction was also linked to depression and suicidal ideation.
Dr. Vignobchi said the findings suggest that body dysmorphia is linked to a number of psychological problems, such the risk of suicide.
“A body dysphored person is more likely than a non-body dysphored individual to experience major depressive symptoms, suicide ideation, self-harm and physical inactivity,” Dr. Vangard said in the press release, “which may result in poorer mental health and a greater likelihood of future mental health complications.”