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Can a fat person still have body dysmorphic disorder

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: An obsession with a perceived flaw does not discriminate.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Bdd involves an unhealthy and excessive concern about body image and often preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Others may see nothing wron ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is a very subjective experience. You perceive a part of your anatomy as ugly or unacceptable but others do not. Being clearly overweight is ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
BDD vs really fat: Bdd; not satisfied with your body no matter how you look, even if everyone tell the person is really beautiful, that person still feels miserable. Bu ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience Psychiatry
Weight tables: You can compare yourself to insurance weight tables. http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/met.htm do note that it has more recently been shown that a weig ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
BMI: Probably the best resource for comparing your perceptions of your weight to "reality" is the body mass index calculation. There are several sites on t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Maybe, but specific: Not sure i understand the question. People with bdd definitely see parts of themselves in a distorted fashion that does not gibe with what others per ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Absolutely, but...: Bdd is an irrational, excessive preoccupation with and dislike of some aspect of your body, for example, being convinced your chin is too pointy, maki ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Not always. Most people who desire rhinoplasty do not have bdd. It is important to determine those patients who do have this, as they are unlikely to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Psychiatric Illness: Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric illness in the "somatoform disorder" category. People with this disorder become preoccupied with a real or p ... Read More

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