A 45-year-old member asked:
is it possible to overcome body dysmorphic disorder (bdd)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Mease answered
47 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment can help..: Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic problem in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined. Often there are associated issues such as anxiety and depression. See a psychologist as talk therapy called cbt can help. If you have associate symptoms short term medication might help as well.
Answered on Sep 15, 2014
Dr. Kathryn Akin answered
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Counseling: Body dysmorphic disorder means that you have trouble accepting the way that your body truly appears. This can lead to dangerous eating and behavior patterns that can cause great harm to your body. You need to seek out an experienced psychotherapist who has had success with this disorder. Don't give up!
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
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