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Dr. Evan Altman
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Overview)

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


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How can I help friend with bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

How can I help friend with bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

Emotional support: Provide emotional support without over accommodation or enabling. Read the broken mirror by phillips as excellent resource. Support professional therapy. Be a friend and try to not let the disorder encroach on other spheres of life. ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
102 doctors shared insights

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Overview)

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


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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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What are signs and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder?

What are signs and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder?

Check this website: Please check the website for the american psychiatric association and once there search for body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Is this likely to be a big problem for her?

Serious Matter: Bdd is usually a chronic problem related to how people view their bodies and it can be related to extreme behaviors connected to trying to make their bodies "right". This difficulty requires consistent therapy for improvement. ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Is there a written test for body dysmorphic disorder?

Is there a written test for body dysmorphic disorder?

No: Body dysmorphic disorder is determined by the presence of symptoms related to misperception and distorted thoughts of one's body shape and perceived unhappiness about one's body. The diagnosis is made based on the presenting history. ...Read more

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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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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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What are different ways to treat body dysmorphic disorder?

What are different ways to treat body dysmorphic disorder?

Imagined ugliness: Cognitive behavior therapy, ssri (certain type of antidepressant), psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and exposure therapy. ...Read more

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How is body dysmorphic disorder treated?

How is body dysmorphic disorder treated?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can help to address the cognitive distortions often associated with body dystrophic disorder. Depending on the severity of symptoms present, medications may be used, but the true resolution will come from change in the dysmorphic thinking and greater acceptance of the self. This change is best achieved in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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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

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Is there anyway to cure body dysmorphic disorder?

"Cure" : There is no "cure" per say, but there is certainly treatment for body dysmorphia. You may want to seek a therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders or specifically body dysmporphia... Cognitive behavioral therapy works well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to know if you have body dysmorphic disorder, and if you do have it, how to get rid of it?

How to know if you have body dysmorphic disorder, and if you do have it, how to get rid of it?

Distortion: Body dysmorphic disorder is basically a disorder associated with a distortion in how you view your body, or a part of your body. Generally you become preoccupied with some perceived flaw... It is hard to think about anything else, and your perception of the flaw is more extreme than other people's views. Cognitive therapy can be really helpful. Sometimes medications may be added. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Are there subtle symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder for a long time before it gets bad?

Are there subtle symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder for a long time before it gets bad?

Yes.: You become so convinced about your perceived "flaws" that you become obsessed and delusional; imagining something about your body that's not true, no matter how much someone tries to convince you otherwise. ...Read more

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What is body dysmorphic disorder?

What is body dysmorphic disorder?

Psychiatric Illness: Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric illness in the "somatoform disorder" category. People with this disorder become preoccupied with a real or perceived minor physical defect and go to extensive lengths to hide or change it. They often seek out plastic surgery and are typically unhappy with the results. Worrying about their perceived defect significantly interferes with daily functioning. ...Read more

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