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Doctor insights on: What Can I Do For My Body Dysmorphic Disorder Without Going To A Doctor

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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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Need doctor's help! I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Need doctor's help! I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Dysmorphic Disorder: Ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in treating this difficulty. Best. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with body dysmorphic disorder?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with body dysmorphic disorder?

Not a lot: It depends on the intensity. It has been said that in america everyone is disappointed in how they look, but to get the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder there has to be some distortion of reality. In that case it is fairly rare. Last time i looked it was about 1% of americans. ...Read more

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Scared to tell doctor about body dysmorphic disorder. Is there someone else i can talk about this to?

Scared to tell doctor about body dysmorphic disorder. Is there someone else i can talk about this to?

Body image...: Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic problem in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance- imagined or real. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don't want to be seen by anyone. Of course you should tell your doctor about this! this it can be associated with depression and anxiety. See a good psychologist or psychiatrist! talk therapy helps! ...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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Can someone have body dysmorphic disorder without the desire to get a lot of plastic surgery?

Can someone have body dysmorphic disorder without the desire to get a lot of plastic surgery?

Certainly: Yes. Bdd is essentially the excessive concern over what is percieved to be a relatively minor condition to the point of interfering with your daily functions. It does not necessarily mean that you will seek cosmetic surgery although estimates of anywhere from 15-60% of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery have been reported to have some degree of bdd. ...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?

"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