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how do i know if i have body dysmorphic disorder or am i just fat?

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Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience Psychiatry
Weight tables: You can compare yourself to insurance weight tables. http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/met.htm do note that it has more recently been shown that a weight that is 10% over the insurance weight tables is more healthy as you have some reserves in case of serious illness that interrupts nutrition. If in doubt, see your physician who can do a better assessment.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
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Dr. William Drescher
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A better assessment is http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm, but this also underestimates "best weight" somewhat.
Mar 26, 2012

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