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disturbance

1. Law an interference with another's rights
2. Geology
a. a minor movement of the earth causing a small earthquake
b. a minor mountain-building event
3. Meteorol a small depression
4. Psychiatry a mental or emotional disorder

disturbance

[də′stər·bəns]
(communications)
An undesired interference or noise signal affecting radio, television, or facsimile reception.
(control systems)
An undesired command signal in a control system.
(geology)
Folding or faulting of rock or a stratum from its original position.
(meteorology)
Any low or cyclone, but usually one that is relatively small in size and effect.
An area where weather, wind, pressure, and so on show signs of the development of cyclonic circulation.
Any deviation in flow or pressure that is associated with a disturbed state of the weather, such as cloudiness and precipitation.
Any individual circulatory system within the primary circulation of the atmosphere.
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Studies which have investigated ethnic differences in body image disturbances among men have produced inconsistent results (Ricciardelli, McCabe, Williamson, & Thompson, 2007).
In the case of body image disturbance and BDD, it can be argued that a person has distinct experiences such as aversive affect following self-evaluative statements (about one's appearance) that then prompt attempts to escape or otherwise "neutralize" those intrapersonal events (for an analysis using relational frame theory as a model of developing and maintaining BDD, see Neziroglu et al.
Body image disturbance in body dysmorphic and eating disorders: Obsessions or delusions.
The results suggested that the drive for thinness and the drive for muscularity may be related to separate psychosocial factors, and showed some support for both minority stress and community involvement-based theories of the heightened risk homosexual men have for body image disturbances.
Body image disturbance and psychodynamic psychotherapy with gay men.
These discrepancy scores take into account the apparent perceptions of other individuals, which are considered antecedents to body image disturbances, changes in overall self-esteem, and subsequent health behaviors (i.
Some research suggests that parents play a role in body image disturbances among girls (Wertheim, Paxton, Schultz, & Muir, 1997), but we know little about the role of parents in the development of body image among boys.
The Loathing Self: Body Image Disturbances in Sexual Trauma Survivors -- Body Image Before/After Gastric-bypass Surgery -- The Trauma of Racism: Embodying Disconnection -- Preventing Culturally Induced Body Image, Eating, and Weight Concerns -- Exploring the Perspectives of Ethnic Women
Now that he was at risk for body image disturbances linked to perianal deficits, the patient agreed to resume this medication.
This work injury can be associated with severe psychological sequelae including anxiety symptoms such as posttraumatic stress symptoms, depression, grief, body image disturbances, and chronic pain.
Psychotherapist Andrea Scherzer, who specialises in eating disorders and body image disturbances, said: ``Girls tend to mature earlier than boys and can appear deceptively confident about their bodies when in fact they are emotionally very vulnerable and insecure.
Psychotherapist Andrea Scherzer, who specialises in eating disorders and body image disturbances, said: "These girls need to learn to value themselves as individuals first.