A 26-year-old member asked:
what is body dysmorphic disorder?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Danielle Jones answered
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Dec 6, 2014
Dr. Mohammed Younus answered
30 years experience Psychiatry
Body image disorder : Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental/ medical disorder in which affected person is overly concerned about body image. Excessive preoccupation by perceived defects of body parts causes significant psychological distress affecting social and occupational functioning. It is often associated with anxiety and depression leading to social isolation. Ssri medications with cognitive behavior therapy helps.
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
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