Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery
The Face of Trauma
Constantian, Mark B.
Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery explores the psychopathology that plastic surgeons can encounter when seemingly excellent surgical candidates develop body dysmorphic disorder postoperatively. By examining how developmental abuse and neglect influence body image, personality, addictions, resilience, and adult health, this highly readable book uncovers the childhood sources of body dysmorphic disorder. Written from the unique perspective of a leading plastic surgeon with extensive experience in this area and featuring many poignant clinical vignettes and groundbreaking trauma research, this heavily referenced text offers a new explanation for body dysmorphic disorder that provides help for therapists and surgeons and hope for patients.
KeywordsBDD; body dissatisfaction; body dysmorphia; body dysmorphic disorder; body shame; cosmetic surgery; emotional abuse; Mark B. Constantian; plastic surgery; trauma
ISBN9781317328919, 9781138100305, 9781138100312, 9781315657721, 9781317328919
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date and place2019
Plastic & reconstructive surgery
Other branches of medicine