‘I believe it’s a mental health issue’: the rise of Zoom dysmorphia

Time spent on the ‘funhouse mirror’ of video-conferencing calls has resulted in a distortion of our self image

The effects of staring at ourselves for hours at a time during video conference calls has resulted in a breakdown of how we perceive our own self image.

The phenomenon has been nicknamed “Zoom dysmorphia” by the dermatologist and Harvard Medical School professor Dr Shadi Kourosh, who has noticed an increase in appointment requests for appearance-related issues during the pandemic.

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Category: Mental Health