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Symposium on Teen Self-image

The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (RNPH) Board of Advisors hosted the second Community Conversations symposium on June 13, 2016. Local school educators, parents and mental-health professionals attended the event, which covered “Adolescence: Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia, and Self-Image.”

Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA faculty members Drs. Michael Strober and Jamie Feusner (MD ’99, RES ’03, FEL ’04, ’06) gave presentations on eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder, a body-image disorder in which individuals are preoccupied with perceived flaws in physical appearance. Visiting speaker Dr. Nicole Martins, from Indiana University, also discussed the influence of media on teen self-image.

The RNPH Board seeks to educate the community on relevant topics in mental health through the Community Conversations series, featuring brief presentations by distinguished faculty followed by question-and-answer sessions.

For more information, contact Alan Han at: (310) 825-1546

 





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