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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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However, the perception of appearance-related commentary as sexual harassment and the influence of one's body image disturbance on this relationship has yet to be explored.
Exercise status and sexual orientation as moderators of body image disturbance and eating disorders in males.
Body image disturbance regarding different dermatological areas of concern in both the groups with gender variations have been highlighted in Table 1.
The authors of the article titled, 'Facebook Photo Activity Associated with Body Image Disturbance in Adolescent Girls' have discussed the implications of these findings for eating disorder prevention programs and understanding the impact of social networking sites.
Body image disturbance and its adverse consequences are issues that are taken rather seriously in Asian societies.
2009), along with associated symptoms of more severe types of body image disturbance (Park, Calogero, Young, & DiRaddo, 2010).
Despite body image disturbance is not a diagnostic feature of obesity, however, there has been speculation that unrealistically thin body shape ideals could be play an important initiating role (Cash & Pruzinsky, 2002; Matz, Foster, Faith, & Wadden, 2002; Rosenberger, et al.
Currently, research into perceptual and subjective components of physical appearance-related body image disturbance includes basic as well as applied investigations.
The concept of body image disturbance encompasses a variety of psychological factors including general body dissatisfaction, distressing emotions over one's body image, overinvestment in one's appearance, and poorer quality of life (Cash & Grasso, 2005; Cash, Phillips, Santos, & Hrabosky, 2004).
In the first, researchers looked at the effects of media images on women who were at risk for body image disturbance and how such effects could be reduced (Posavac, Posavac & Weigel, 2001).
Issues in the assessment and treatment of body image disturbance in culturally diverse populations.