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Is body dysmorphic disorder associated with ocd?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
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.
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Not Normally: Not normally, these are two different issues. Both a treatable.

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