A 35-year-old member asked:
how to know if i have body dysmorphic disorder?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bernard Seif answered
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is something your doc can diagnose. It is typically expressed in extreme displeasure w/an aspect of the physical body that is ok or slightly disproportionate. Some people go to extremes with surgery and suffer greatly over this. It is an obsessive disorder and treatable by a mental health professional. Loving what you have is something a professional can help you to do.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Body dysmorphia: Psychological evaluation can determine if you have this condition. Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which one becomes extremely focused on perceived body/ facial defects that don't actually exist. It can damage self esteem and quality of life.
Answered on Jul 20, 2020
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