Longitudinal relationships between muscle dysmorphia symptoms and suicidal ideation

Introduction Muscle Dysmorphia (MD) is a severe subtype of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) that shares symptomatic overlap with eating disorders. Although associations between eating disorders/BDD and suicidality are well documented, research has rarely examined associations between MD symptoms and suicidality, which is concerning given MD is associated with additional suicide risk factors compared with these […]

The relationship between body dysmorphic disorder behaviors and the acquired capability for suicide

In a sample of 200 individuals diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), we utilized the interpersonal–psychological theory for suicide as a framework to examine BDD behaviors that might be associated with suicide risk, insofar as they might increase the acquired capability for suicide. We predicted that physically painful BDD behaviors (e.g., cosmetic surgery, restrictive eating) […]