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Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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