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Doctor insights on: Dysmorphic Appearance

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Does losing weight permanently change your facial shape and features?

Does losing weight permanently change your facial shape and features?

Weight Loss: They are changed as long as the weight stays off. If you put it back on the shape and features will change. ...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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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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Does blepharoplasty change shape of eyebrow?

Does blepharoplasty change shape of eyebrow?

No: Blepharoplasty, if done properly, should open up the visibility of the eyelid. If too much skin is removed, it can pull down on the eyebrow to a small degree. Otherwise, your brow shape should not change. ...Read more

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What is the actual defect with body dysmorphic disorder ?

What is the actual defect with body dysmorphic disorder ?

Unknown: There is no single cause or defect in a person who has body dysmorphic disorder; research shows that a number of factors may be involved and that they can occur in combination. Bdd can be associated with eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating, anorexia nervosa or bulimia, or it can be more of a phobia, associated instead with social phobia or social anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Body dysmorphic disorder--is there an actual deviation there?

Body dysmorphic disorder--is there an actual deviation there?

Yes: Shame and embarrassment about one's appearance may keep people from seeking treatment for this disorder. But if someone has any signs or symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, see your doctor, mental health provider or other health professional. Body dysmorphic disorder usually doesn't get better on its own, and if untreated, it may get worse over time and lead to suicidal thoughts and behavior. ...Read more

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What does "with psychotic features" mean?

What does "with psychotic features" mean?

Mental disorder plus: Psychosis basically is referring to a host of symptoms that are seen in many psychiatric disorders. Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behaviors and what are called negative symptoms ( flatness of affect, lack of energy, and slowed thinking). With psychotic features means mental disorder + 2 or more of the above present for significant portion of time in one month. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called body dysmorphic disorder.?

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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Does correcting hyperlordosis actually increase height, or just give appearance of looking tallker?

Does correcting hyperlordosis actually increase height, or just give appearance of looking tallker?

Increases: Correcting hyper lordosis would increase the height of a person; similar to straightening out an object that is "bent" would make that object longer. ...Read more

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Body dysmorphic disorder includes what sort of behaviors?

Body dysmorphic disorder includes what sort of behaviors?

Examples below:: Preoccupation with your physical appearance. Strong belief that you have an abnormality or defect in your appearance that makes you ugly. Frequent examination of yourself in the mirror or, conversely, avoidance of mirrors altogether. Belief that others take special notice of your appearance in a negative way. The need to seek reassurance about your appearance from others. Excessive grooming. ...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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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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What is 611.9 unspecified breast disorder ?

What is 611.9 unspecified breast disorder ?

ICD9 code: It is the icd 9 code used for billing. It covers a broad spectrum of breast problem that are not cancer. Like itching, discomfort of rash on the breast. ...Read more

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Does karyotype of person with color deficiency change?

Does karyotype of person with color deficiency change?

No: Color deficiency is due to a change in the DNA strand. It is not a chromosomal (karyotype) issue. Downs, for instance, is a karyotype problem from an excess of one more chromosome 21s. You cannot tell color deficiency by counting chromosomes or looking for broken chromosomes. ...Read more

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Does cystic fibrosis affect your physical appearance?

Does cystic fibrosis affect your physical appearance?

Not specifically: Most CF patients that are monitored and receiving regular healthcare can not be picked out in a crowd of people of similar age. If their disease were to go unrecognized and or untreated they would appear ill. ...Read more

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What physical appearance mostly do attact womans? Height? Biceps? Scars? Smell?

What physical appearance mostly do attact womans? Height? Biceps? Scars? Smell?

Height: Recent review of internet dating revealed that #1 request from women seeking partners was height. Women requested tall men before intelligence, build, charm, wealth or occupation. This beats me as a physician of small medium height, lots of charm & reasonable itelligence. Could also be why majority of successful polititians are tall. Who knows? ...Read more

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