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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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What are treatments for body dysmorphic disorder?

What are treatments for body dysmorphic disorder?

Involved: Treatment is very involved and usually requires mult-disiplinary teams dealing with the physical, emotional, psycho-social aspects of the disorder. Start with an lpc and follow advice, lpc will probably recommend pscychological testing and referall to psychiatry and other healthcare professions dependent upon how much it is affecting quality of life. ...Read more

Dr. Evan Altman
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Definition)

A condition where one has unusually-shaped features, either from intrinsic abnormal development (malformation) or a normal form disrupted ...Read more


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What to do to get past body dysmorphic disorder?

What to do to get past body dysmorphic disorder?

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. ...Read more

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What makes body dysmorphic disorder hard to deal with?

What makes body dysmorphic disorder hard to deal with?

Some disorders: Like body dysmorphic disorder involve such a persistent misperception of reality that they resist reassurance & contrary evidence. The preoccupation with an imagined or minor body defect is often related to poor self-esteem & excessive self-criticism. Repeated attempts to correct the "defect" rarely work. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the actual defect with body dysmorphic disorder ?

What is the actual defect with body dysmorphic disorder ?

Unknown: There is no single cause or defect in a person who has body dysmorphic disorder; research shows that a number of factors may be involved and that they can occur in combination. Bdd can be associated with eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating, anorexia nervosa or bulimia, or it can be more of a phobia, associated instead with social phobia or social anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How to know if I have some form of body dysmorphic disorder?

How to know if I have some form of body dysmorphic disorder?

Get an evaluation: Call a psychologist or other mental health professional and have an evaluation. They can help you determine whether you have a body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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I think I have body dysmorphic disorder. How do I get tested?

I think I have body dysmorphic disorder. How do I get tested?

Excessive concern: 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 might be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. That is, unless your preoccupation is better explained by another mental disorder. Make an appointment with a mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist or psychologist). ...Read more

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Do I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat and ugly?

Do I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat and ugly?

BDD vs really fat: Bdd; not satisfied with your body no matter how you look, even if everyone tell the person is really beautiful, that person still feels miserable. But if someone is really really overweight-obese and has bdd, then ...... ...Read more

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Can you still have body dysmorphic disorder bdd if you eat ok?

Can you still have body dysmorphic disorder bdd if you eat ok?

Yes: Bdd involves an unhealthy and excessive concern about body image and often preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Others may see nothing wrong. These can be many physical features and not be related to being too fat or too skinny. When someone refuses to take in normal amounts of food and is overly concerned about weight specifically, that is an eating disorder and different than bdd. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

If you suspect you: have body dysmorphic disorder please see a mental health professional for a proper diagnosis. After that he/she can treat you. Peace and good health. Your doc may have referrals. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat?

How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if you have bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

Can you tell me how to know if you have bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

BDD...: ...Is basically a disorder of believing that your body is deformed when it actually isn't. If you think there is something seriously wrong with the way you look, and no one else seems to notice, then bdd is a possibility. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder or really is just ugly?

How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder or really is just ugly?

Preoccupation : I think it has more to do with how a person can become preoccupied or obsessed with their appearance. For some, the feelings of being ugly is all encompassing and a person may waste hours a day worrying about their how they look or some imperfection. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you're skinny or fat if you have body dysmorphic disorder?

BMI: Probably the best resource for comparing your perceptions of your weight to "reality" is the body mass index calculation. There are several sites on the web where you can put in your weight, height, etcetera and get a value for your bmi which allows you to compare yourself to others. If you are very worried about your weight and it is close to the normal range, you might have a body image problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have body dysmorphic disorder and also be obese?

Absolutely: Body dysmorphic disorder refers to someone who is overly preoccupied with a particular part of their body and believes it is much uglier or misshapen than objectively is the case. That can occur at any weight. What can be difficult is distinguishing between distorted body image and distress with accurate body image. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Dysmorphic Disorder: Ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in treating this difficulty. Best. ...Read more

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Can body dysmorphic disorder turn into an eating disorder?

Can body dysmorphic disorder turn into an eating disorder?

Yes: Yes, when the body dysmorphic concern is somehow related to weight or body shape and with time eating disorder takes on it's own life. ...Read more