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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Cognitive- behavioral therapy for body dysmorphic disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Body dysmorphic disorder: a review of conceptualizations, assessment, and treatment strategies.
Psychosocial functioning and quality of life in body dysmorphic disorder. Compr Psychiatry.
Body dysmorphic disorder in a sample of cosmetic surgery applicants.
It was derived from Phillips' (2005) Body Dysmorphic Disorder Questionnaire (BDDQ), a clinical screening instrument used as an aid in diagnosing BDD (described in the following section).
Para tanto, propuseram a BDD-YBOCS -- Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale modified by Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Alem de outras modificacoes, um quadro relativo aos "pensamentos sobre o defeito do corpo" foi inserido para englobar a ocorrencia de pensamentos sobre o defeito e o esforco feito pelo individuo para controla-los, mas se restringe a investigar a sintomatologia relacionada a obsessao e compulsao nos pacientes com TDC.
The prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder has been reported as approximately 2% in nationwide epidemiologic studies, 2%-13% in nonclinical student samples, and 13%-16% in psychiatric inpatients.
Demographic characteristics, phenomenology comorbidity; and family history in 200 individuals with body dysmorphic disorder. Psychosomatics.
The topics include the relationship of body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders to obsessive-compulsive disorder, symptoms dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder and implications for DSM-V, genetics, neurological considerations in autism and Parkinson's Disease, cross-species models, and cross-national and ethnic issues.
Other chapters look specifically at depression (including treatments), anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and youth suicide.