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What does it feel like to have body dysmorphic disorder? What's in their minds?
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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry
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In brief: Feel flawed
In many cases of bdd, patients believe that a physical feature of their body is flawed.
They are preoccupied with this perceived problem and may take drastic steps to deal with it, by either isolating because they are monsters or finding ways to 'cure' the problem. Cosmetic surgery is sought. Meanwhile most others do not find the problem disturbing or at least not to the extent felt by the person.

In brief: Feel flawed
In many cases of bdd, patients believe that a physical feature of their body is flawed.
They are preoccupied with this perceived problem and may take drastic steps to deal with it, by either isolating because they are monsters or finding ways to 'cure' the problem. Cosmetic surgery is sought. Meanwhile most others do not find the problem disturbing or at least not to the extent felt by the person.
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