Abstract : Body image is a person’s perception, thoughts and feelings about one’s own body. A significant number of men and women are dissatisfied with a number of aspect of their bodies. This may lead to psychological manifestations, which include conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). A diagnosis of BDD is associated with poor quality of life as well as marked functional impairment in the affected individuals. While current cognitive-behavioral approaches have demonstrated limited success in treating BDD, they are far from expectations. DSM V considers the condition as an OCD spectrum disorder. Similar manifestations are explained in conditions such as Atatwabhinivesha, explained in the Ayurvedic parlance. Ayurveda is effective in approaching similar conditions with the components of treatment mentioned such as yuktivyapasraya and satvavajaya techniques. The approach towards the conditions like BDD on the purview of Ayurveda and its scope is being discussed further, in this paper.
Keywords: Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Atatwabhinivesha, Satvavajaya. Rasayana, Yuktivyapasraya
Keyword : Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Atatwabhinivesha, Satvavajaya. Rasayana, Yuktivyapasraya