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Doctor insights on: Body Dysmorphic Disorder And Binge Eating

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What are the symptoms of an eating disorder and body dysmorphic disorder?

What are the symptoms of an eating disorder and body dysmorphic disorder?

Hard to self-detect: These are tricks that the mind plays on people who aspire to health and often possess it. Eating-disorder folks are obsessed with an ideal body weight, perhaps starving themselves or vomiting compulsively. Body-dysmorphic folks get the idea that folks notice one real or imagined imperfection, or a magnificently-developed fitness buff thinks he looks terrible. Insight therapy can be life-saving. ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Definition)

"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 ...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

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I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

Leads to what?: It is good that you recognize the pull of,your sister' s eating disorder. As observed in college dorms, these can be contagious. Once you buy in, you are entering a world of competition that only leads to feeling worse. Get some counseling before it even starts. Figure out the feelings that are leading you in this direction. ...Read more

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Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read more

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Do I have body dysmorphic disorder or just fat?

Do I have body dysmorphic disorder or just fat?

Body dysmorphic: Disorder is a very subjective experience. You perceive a part of your anatomy as ugly or unacceptable but others do not. Being clearly overweight is more objective. You can see it on the scale, not just your opinion. Please see a mental health professional to help you further with this question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

You may not.: Rather than self diagnosing, if you have concerns, be evaluated by a psychiatrist experienced in this area. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to cure body dysmorphic disorder?

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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Body dysmorphic disorder is ruining my life. Help?

Body dysmorphic disorder is ruining my life. Help?

BDD: You should consult a psychiatrist or psychologist with experience treating body dysmorphic disorder for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder?

Get good help: If you are having sx making you suspicious you should get an evaluation with an psychiatrist experienced with body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

Binge eating is a condition consisting of episodes of eating extremely large amounts of food in a short time, and may be related to feelings of ...Read more