Journal article

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..

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