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Podcast: Speak Louder — Understanding body dysmorphic disorder

On the second episode of “Speak Louder,” I discuss  Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, a chronic mental health disorder, which has been on the rise among adolescents, according to a study by the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. BDD is common, with hundreds of thousands of new BDD diagnoses being made each year…
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Atussa Kian

April 6, 2021

On the second episode of “Speak Louder,” I discuss  Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, a chronic mental health disorder, which has been on the rise among adolescents, according to a study by the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.

BDD is common, with hundreds of thousands of new BDD diagnoses being made each year in the U.S. Nonetheless, the disorder is widely misunderstood and little discussed.

I had the opportunity to sit down with an adolescent living with BDD to gain insight on the issue and what can be done to decrease the prevalence of BDD in the U.S.

Check it out below!

Column: Breaking down the uses of lambda

Column: Breaking down the uses of lambda

What is lambda? You may know that it’s the eleventh letter in the Greek alphabet. Perhaps you recall from Physics that it’s the symbol used to represent wavelength in calculations, or you might have heard about it from other places. In C++, a lambda is an expression...