Michael Jackson Case Study

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In 1958 Gary, Indiana Michael Jackson was born to parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Michael went on to become the lead singer of the iconic family musical group The Jackson 5 and after their huge success he reinvented himself as a solo artist. Michael Jackson was one of the greatest artists of all time, he was credibly deemed the King of Pop. Throughout all of his successes he faced many struggles physically, mentally and emotionally. Behind the scenes, Michael seemed to have been struggling with self-identity amongst other things. The world watched as his natural African-American features morphed into a Caucasian male. Everyone speculated about the differences, but, Michael outwardly denied the changes, after a few years of alterations …show more content…

In addition, social anxiety disorder or social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and substance related disorder is often comorbid with BDD. However, what is noted is that these disorder normally surface after BDD is seen. This can be because the symptoms of BDD has been induced by these other issues. Underlying issues like child abuse is closely associated with BDD. Michael Jackson was said to have been abused by his father. Jackie Nash (2012) stated “Joe Jackson had aggressively held the reigns of his sons' success, leading them through grueling practices and—as Michael later attested to—becoming violent at times. The emotional and physical abuse Michael endured as a child could have led to the manifestation of the …show more content…

It was reported that around the age of eighteen Michael expressed a dislike of his nose and acne prone skin. Around the age of twenty-one is when he had his first rhinoplasty because of a “broken nose” and that prompted the journey of his facial transformation. BDD can also develop in the elderly but little is known about the disorder in this age group. Persons who face onset before the age of eighteen are at a higher risk for suicide and comorbidity. To conclude, Michael Jackson left a legacy behind him and will never be forgotten. The extensive changes he had implies that he was suffering from BDD. It is theorized that if he had gotten help with his issues, maybe then he would have not faced his untimely

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