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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Gender differences and prevalence in a Pakistani medical student population

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, April 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Gender differences and prevalence in a Pakistani medical student population
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, April 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-244x-8-20
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Authors

Ather M Taqui, Mehrine Shaikh, Saqib A Gowani, Fatima Shahid, Asmatullah Khan, Syed M Tayyeb, Minahil Satti, Talha Vaqar, Saman Shahid, Afreen Shamsi, Hammad A Ganatra, Haider A Naqvi

Abstract

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect which causes significant distress or impairment in functioning. Few studies have assessed gender differences in BDD in a non clinical population. Also no study assessed BDD in medical students. This study was designed to determine the point prevalence of BDD in Pakistani medical students and the gender differences in prevalence of BDD, body foci of concern and symptoms of BDD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 102 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 26%
Student > Master 12 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 7%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 28 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 34%
Psychology 31 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 30 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 October 2022.
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#1,715,304
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#4,091
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#1
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