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is body dysmorphic disorder associated with ocd?

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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 si "over blown" as is the characteristic of obsessions in ocd.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
Dr. Michael Welsh
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not Normally: Not normally, these are two different issues. Both a treatable.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016

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