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what to do to get past body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy & practice: If you are preoccupied with a defect in your appearance (imagined or slight), and this causes impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning, you can get past it with psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). Please call a psychologist or psychiatrist to make an appointment. Practicing new ways of thinking will help you to stop upsetting yourself.
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get Treatment.: 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.
Answered on Jul 19, 2020

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Yes: Although this is most common by far in women and girls, boys and men can absolutely have the disorder too.
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