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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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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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Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Yes: But "yes" or "no" is too simple of an explanation. Bpd can result in a distortion of one's view of reality -- including body image. But the key word is "can." it does not, and often will not, cause such a distortion. ...Read more

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Is body dysmorphic disorder associated with ocd?

Is body dysmorphic disorder associated with ocd?

Not Normally: Not normally, these are two different issues. Both a treatable. ...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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Is body dysmorphia genetic?

Is body dysmorphia genetic?

Good question.: Certain inherited conditions may predispose to body dysmorphism, but inheriting them doesn't ascertain the inheritance of that particular symptom. Body dysmorphism is a symptom rather than a sign of a disease. ...Read more

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How to understand anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder?

How to understand anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder?

Anorexia, BDD 411: Check out website of assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders (neda) 4 educat'l info re eating disorders ; anorexia nervosa: (http://bit.Ly/16crmyh). Signs of an eating disorder include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness; self-harming behavs. See this pg 4 overview of body dysmorphic disorder: http://bit.Ly/1jb0rui. ...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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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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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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Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Absolutely, but...: Bdd is an irrational, excessive preoccupation with and dislike of some aspect of your body, for example, being convinced your chin is too pointy, making you ugly, when in fact it is quite within the normal range. A morbidly obese person might have such a preoccupation. Dislike of the obesity itself, even if it caused great distress would not be bdd because it's reality based. ...Read more

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What worsens symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder?

What worsens symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder?

Anxiety: In general bdd is an adaptation to anxiety, a a very distressing adaptation. In consequence, situations that will normally increase anxiety (uncertainty about oneself, one's performance, future, etc.) will tend to increase the symptoms. Though bdd is tough to treat directly, measures that improve well-being and sense of self in general can greatly attenuate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called body dysmorphic disorder.?

Very poor body image: Bdd is a condition in which a person becomes fixated on one or more body parts as being "defective" or "imperfect" to the point that it interferes with the ability to function in other parts of life. It's an extreme of what many of us may feel--nose too large, penis or breast too small, face to ugly--that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even self-injury trying "fix" the problem. ...Read more

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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Which body system does bipolar disorder affect?

Which body system does bipolar disorder affect?

Brain: It is chiefly the brain and nervous system that bipolar disorder affects, with indirect effects on all systems--e.g., sleeplessness in mania or depression adversely affects everything. In mania the network of neural tissue in the cortex processes information much more than than normal but also latches onto unstable and dangerous configurations . In depression processing slows and falls into "pits" ...Read more

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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic personality disorder?

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What is  narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissism: Selfish, inflated self esteem, not care for others' needs or feelings, love of self. ...Read more

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