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Dr. Evan Altman
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Overview)

"Dysmorphic" is a term coined by David W. Smith, who freed parents from having their children labeled "FLK", a pejorative descriptive meaning "funny-looking kid". Anything dysmorphic has unusually-shaped features, either from intrinsic abnormal development (malformation) or a normal form disrupted by physical force (deformation). BDD is in the mind of the affected, a disturbed self-image.


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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
101 doctors shared insights

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Overview)

"Dysmorphic" is a term coined by David W. Smith, who freed parents from having their children labeled "FLK", a pejorative descriptive meaning "funny-looking kid". Anything dysmorphic has unusually-shaped features, either from intrinsic abnormal development (malformation) or a normal form disrupted by physical force (deformation). BDD is in the mind of the affected, a disturbed self-image.


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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
Once
Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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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
Daily
Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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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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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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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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