A 34-year-old member asked:
i think i may have body dysmorphic disorder?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marcie Berman answered
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
What makes you think: that you have this? What do you think is distorted in your view of your physical self? Is it about weight or a particular feature? All of these questions can help you figure it out. Talking with someone is the first step. If you are thinking about any sort of cosmetic surgery, I would postpone it until you have a better handle on this.
Answered on May 15, 2016
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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