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How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder or really is just ugly?

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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Dr. Evan Altman
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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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Do I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat and ugly?

Do I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat and ugly?

BDD vs really fat: Bdd; not satisfied with your body no matter how you look, even if everyone tell the person is really beautiful, that person still feels miserable. But if someone is really really overweight-obese and has bdd, then ...... ...Read more

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Is it possible to have body dysmorphic disorder and be actually ugly?

Is it possible to have body dysmorphic disorder and be actually ugly?

Eye of the beholder: To be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder one must be preoccupied with an imagined defect in appearance. If a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive. And, the preoccupation causes significant distress or impairment in important areas of functioning. ...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

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How to know if you have body dysmorphic disorder, and if you do have it, how to get rid of it?

How to know if you have body dysmorphic disorder, and if you do have it, how to get rid of it?

Distortion: Body dysmorphic disorder is basically a disorder associated with a distortion in how you view your body, or a part of your body. Generally you become preoccupied with some perceived flaw... It is hard to think about anything else, and your perception of the flaw is more extreme than other people's views. Cognitive therapy can be really helpful. Sometimes medications may be added. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you're skinny or fat if you have body dysmorphic disorder?

BMI: Probably the best resource for comparing your perceptions of your weight to "reality" is the body mass index calculation. There are several sites on the web where you can put in your weight, height, etcetera and get a value for your bmi which allows you to compare yourself to others. If you are very worried about your weight and it is close to the normal range, you might have a body image problem. ...Read more

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How often do you have body dysmorphic disorder and depression at the same time?

How often do you have body dysmorphic disorder and depression at the same time?

Most likely often: If u have that u need to see u physician for med management and to refer u to a therapist. ...Read more

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Can you have body dysmorphic disorder, without wanting to have plastic surgery?

Can you have body dysmorphic disorder, without wanting to have plastic surgery?

Yes: There are plenty of people who look in the mirror and see themselves as fat when they are medically underweight and malnourished. This is just one type of patient with body dysmorphic disorder. These people don't necessarily want plastic surgery. ...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 or am I just fat?

How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder or am I just fat?

Weight tables: You can compare yourself to insurance weight tables. http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/met.htm do note that it has more recently been shown that a weight that is 10% over the insurance weight tables is more healthy as you have some reserves in case of serious illness that interrupts nutrition. If in doubt, see your physician who can do a better assessment. ...Read more

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I think I may have body dysmorphic disorder?

I think I may have body dysmorphic disorder?

What makes you think: that you have this? What do you think is distorted in your view of your physical self? Is it about weight or a particular feature? All of these questions can help you figure it out. Talking with someone is the first step. If you are thinking about any sort of cosmetic surgery, I would postpone it until you have a better handle on this. ...Read more

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How to know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic: Disorder is something your doc can diagnose. It is typically expressed in extreme displeasure w/an aspect of the physical body that is ok or slightly disproportionate. Some people go to extremes with surgery and suffer greatly over this. It is an obsessive disorder and treatable by a mental health professional. Loving what you have is something a professional can help you to do. ...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 it possible that I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic dis.: People with bdd think that some part of their anatomy is grossly distorted to the point that they fear being seen due to feeling hideous. Read the excellent article at: www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/body-dysmorphic-disorder/ds00559 if after that you feel it describes you, then see a psychiatrist and a psychologist for treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a fat person still have body dysmorphic disorder?

Can a fat person still have body dysmorphic disorder?

Yes: An obsession with a perceived flaw does not discriminate. ...Read more

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About how many young people have body dysmorphic disorder?

Relatively low: It depends a bit on where you choose to call something a disorder, since nearly all of us have some body part or other that we dislike perhaps more than is warranted. However, surveys done in community samples suggest that the prevalence is roughly 1%. ...Read more

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I think I have body dysmorphic disorder. How do I get tested?

I think I have body dysmorphic disorder. How do I get tested?

Excessive concern: If you are preoccupied with a defect in your appearance (imagined or slight), and this causes impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning, you might be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. That is, unless your preoccupation is better explained by another mental disorder. Make an appointment with a mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist or psychologist). ...Read more

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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

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I need help! How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder?

If you suspect you: have body dysmorphic disorder please see a mental health professional for a proper diagnosis. After that he/she can treat you. Peace and good health. Your doc may have referrals. ...Read more