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body dysmorphic disorder is ruining my life. help?

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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
BDD: You should consult a psychiatrist or psychologist with experience treating body dysmorphic disorder for diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get help: 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 20, 2020

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