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Body Image, Homosexuality, and Emotional Brain

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
  • Giorgio Franco
  • Fulvio Colombo
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Abstract

Research and scientific literature is still attempting to find criteria and methods of investigation of personalities with dysmorphia or disorders of eating behavior and/or disorders of sexual orientation. However, it is also necessary to investigate the family reference system, the moment of andrological diagnosis in the life of the individual (he is changing job, has recently fallen in love, has revealed his homosexuality to family members, etc.), and the neuropsychological processes that can affect the andrological patient at the time of psychosexual anamnesis.

Keywords

Body image Homosexuality Eating disorders Self-objectification Minor stress Shame Pride Family relationships 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Franco
    • 2
  • Fulvio Colombo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urology Sexual Medical CenterSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Andrology UnitSant’Orsola University HospitalBolognaItaly

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