Body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety and the role of rejection sensitivity in Karachi's adolescents


  • Beenish Bahria university


Social anxiety, Role of rejection sensitivity, Body dysmorphic disorder, Adolescence


Objective The objective of this study was to determine the association of between Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Role of Rejection Sensitivity, Social Anxiety Disorder concerns among adolescence.   Methods Three questionnaires, namely the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Symptoms Scale (BDD-SS), Children Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (CRSQ), and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Questionnaire, were utilized to measure different variables. The data collection process involved non-probability convenience sampling, where participants were selected based on specific criteria, and face-to-face interviews were conducted after obtaining informed consent. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS version 23.0, employing statistical techniques such as bivariate correlation to assess the relationships between variables and an independent sample t-test to examine mean differences between two groups, namely males and females.   Results The sample consisted of 260 students, with 130 males and 130 females, selected from various schools. Their ages ranged from 11 to 17 years, with a mean age of 14.6±0.49. The findings indicate a weak positive correlation between the role of rejection sensitivity and body dysmorphic disorder concerns among adolescents. Additionally, a significant gender difference was observed in terms of body dysmorphic disorder concerns, Role of Rejection Sensitivity, and Social Anxiety Disorder among adolescents. Furthermore, no correlation was found between Body Dysmorphic Disorder concerns and Social Anxiety.   Conclusion In conclusion, the results of this research study suggest a weak and low association between Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) concerns and the role of rejection sensitivity.  


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Beenish. Body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety and the role of rejection sensitivity in Karachi’s adolescents. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024May6 [cited 2024May19];34(1):134-40. Available from:



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