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is prozac (fluoxetine) used for body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Prozac (fluoxetine) can be used not only for depression but for obsessive thought disorders. Body dysmorphic disorder can be fit into that category.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
All of the Prozac-like drugs (SSRIs) are used, but they may not work as well for body dysmorphic disorder as they do for OCD.
Feb 3, 2012
Dr. William Patterson
48 years experience Psychiatry
SSRIs for BDD: Ssris like Prozac (fluoxetine) are considered to be the medications of choice for bdd.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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