Impaired Recognition of Negative Facial Emotions in Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Sally A Graces, Wei Lin Toh, Ben Buchanan, David J Castle, Susan L Rossell
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019
Abstract Objectives: Patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have difficulty in recognising facial emotions, and there is evidence to suggest that there is a specific deficit in identifying negative facial emotions, such as sadness and anger. Methods: This study investigated facial emotion recognition in 19 individuals with BDD compared with 21 healthy control participants who completed a facial emotion recognition task, in which they were asked to identify emotional expressions portrayed in neutral, happy, sad, fearful, or angry faces. Results: Compared to the healthy control participants, the BDD patients were generally less accurate in identifying all facial emotions but showed speci..View full abstract
The authors have no conflicts of interest but would like to acknowledge the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for providing financial assistance for the completion of this work.