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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

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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Is it possible to overcome body dysmorphic disorder (bdd)?

Is it possible to overcome body dysmorphic disorder (bdd)?

Counseling: Body dysmorphic disorder means that you have trouble accepting the way that your body truly appears. This can lead to dangerous eating and behavior patterns that can cause great harm to your body. You need to seek out an experienced psychotherapist who has had success with this disorder. Don't give up! ...Read more

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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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How to figure out if I have bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

How to figure out if I have bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

You need to meet: With a therapist. It is something that cannot be done just via the internet. It is a matter of degree of negative feelings about your body. Find a psychologist who specializes in bdd and make an appointment. Let us know how it goes. Good luck! ...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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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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How to remove body dysmorphic disorder?

How to remove body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic: Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid & fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help change your inaccurate perceptions & thoughts. ...Read more

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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