Dr. Susan Rossell: Unraveling the Complexities of Body Image
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Susan Rossell joins our host Jodi Duval to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- How have the media and popular culture shaped our perceptions of what the ideal body should look like and how these influences can lead to serious psychological and social implications?
- How does body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affect people emotionally and socially making it difficult for them to recognize and respond to the emotions of others?
- What are the current and upcoming treatment options available for body image disorders, including psychotherapy, antidepressants, oxytocin, and brain training?
WHO IS DR. SUSAN ROSSELL?
Dr. Susan Rossell is a cognitive neuropsychologist and Professorial Research Fellow at Swinburne’s Centre for Mental Health. She also holds adjunct positions at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre and at St Vincent's Health. Professor Rossell’s research focuses on understanding the cognitive and neurobiological processes involved in psychosis and related disorders. She has published extensively and received both the International and European award for Young Investigator in Schizophrenia Research.
WHAT DID JODI DISCUSS WITH DR. SUSAN ROSSELL?
(0:02:00) - Body Image
(0:04:30) - Toxic Body Positivity
(0:07:10) - Body Dysmorphia Through a Biological and Psychological Perspective
(0:13:21) - Body Dysmorphia's Impact on Emotions
(0:19:42) - Gender Differences in Body Image Disorders
(0:22:10) - Body Image versus Vanity
(0:26:27) - The Rise of Distress in Body Image
(0:29:55) - Fear of Aging
(0:34:15) - The Impact of Social Media Filters
(0:40:57) - Body Image Treatment Options
(0:48:06) - Body Image Survey and Getting Help
(0:52:36) - Knowledge, Psilocybin, and Body Image
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