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How is body dysmorphic disorder treated?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can help to address the cognitive distortions often associated with body dystrophic disorder. Depending on the severity of symptoms present, medications may be used, but the true resolution will come from change in the dysmorphic thinking and greater acceptance of the self. This change is best achieved in psychotherapy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
CBT - gold standard: 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. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for treatment.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How to remove body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid & fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help change your inaccurate perceptions & thoughts.
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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Get good help: If you are having sx making you suspicious you should get an evaluation with an psychiatrist experienced with body dysmorphic disorder.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What is body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Danielle Jones
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Psychiatric Illness: Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric illness in the "somatoform disorder" category. People with this disorder become preoccupied with a real or perceived minor physical defect and go to extensive lengths to hide or change it. They often seek out plastic surgery and are typically unhappy with the results. Worrying about their perceived defect significantly interferes with daily functioning.

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