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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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although this is most common by far in women and girls, boys and men can absolutely have the disorder too.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearanc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can help to address the cognitive distortions often associated with body dystrophic disorder. Depending on the severity of symptoms pre ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beata Zolovska
14 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, when the body dysmorphic concern is somehow related to weight or body shape and with time eating disorder takes on it's own life.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Good question.: Certain inherited conditions may predispose to body dysmorphism, but inheriting them doesn't ascertain the inheritance of that particular symptom. Bod ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: But "yes" or "no" is too simple of an explanation. Bpd can result in a distortion of one's view of reality -- including body image. But the key word i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Very poor body image: Bdd is a condition in which a person becomes fixated on one or more body parts as being "defective" or "imperfect" to the point that it interferes wit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Body dysmorphic disorder is related to OCD in that it is an over focus on something that is unrealistic, more the object of body dysmorphic disorder s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment can help..: Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic problem in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance — a flaw that is either minor o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Brain: It is chiefly the brain and nervous system that bipolar disorder affects, with indirect effects on all systems--e.g., sleeplessness in mania or depres ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Read about them: The broken mirror: understanding and treating body dysmorphic disorder katharine a. Phillips (21) skills-based learning for caring for a loved one w ... Read More
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
BDD: You should consult a psychiatrist or psychologist with experience treating body dysmorphic disorder for diagnosis and treatment.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: In general bdd is an adaptation to anxiety, a a very distressing adaptation. In consequence, situations that will normally increase anxiety (uncertain ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
There is none: The obsession with a perceived minor flaw is just that--a perception not a reality.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susie Mendelsohn
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
"Cure" : There is no "cure" per say, but there is certainly treatment for body dysmorphia. You may want to seek a therapist who specializes in the treatment of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: An obsession with a perceived flaw does not discriminate.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Shame and embarrassment about one's appearance may keep people from seeking treatment for this disorder. But if someone has any signs or symptoms of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Prozac (fluoxetine) can be used not only for depression but for obsessive thought disorders. Body dysmorphic disorder can be fit into that category.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hard to self-detect: These are tricks that the mind plays on people who aspire to health and often possess it. Eating-disorder folks are obsessed with an ideal body weight ... Read More
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