Examining the Prevalence and Impact of Body Dysmorphia in Teenage Males and Females: A Comparative Analysis


by : 
Ry E.


How many people are affected by body dysmorphia in high school, and what are these effects? Recently, the problem with body image and body dysmorphia among teenage males has been rapidly increasing and is significantly overlooked. Despite the belief that issues with body image only occur in females, body dysmorphia can affect males just as much, if not more. This problem has negatively impacted many people, including young teenagers, because it can affect their mental and physical health. This research project aims to identify the prevalence and obstacles facing students with body image issues and what current supports are available by conducting interviews with the wellness center staff, physical education teachers, and living skills teachers. The goal is to provide resources to help the teenage demographic.