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Is there a written test for body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Body dysmorphic disorder is determined by the presence of symptoms related to misperception and distorted thoughts of one's body shape and perceived unhappiness about one's body. The diagnosis is made based on the presenting history.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Involved: Treatment is very involved and usually requires mult-disiplinary teams dealing with the physical, emotional, psycho-social aspects of the disorder. Start with an lpc and follow advice, lpc will probably recommend pscychological testing and referall to psychiatry and other healthcare professions dependent upon how much it is affecting quality of life.
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Is there a cure for body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Management: There is managment. Usually a deep seated psychological disorder.

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