17 Apr The New Campaign Targeting Snapchat Dysmorphia
Concerned by the number of patients with a distorted sense of self and unrealistic expectations triggered by social media, the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) has launched a new campaign called ‘Get Real’, which is designed to help the public understand that not only do selfies provide a distorted sense of self but can also contribute to low self-esteem.
“This selfie phenomenon and the associated physical and psychological side effects makes it even more imperative for patients to seek appropriate professional advice by trained and experienced doctors. CPCA members follow a strict code of conduct and uphold ethical standards, allowing them to make psychological assessments and thus, advise accordingly, putting patient safety first,” said Dr Michael Molton, President of the CPCA.
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