Can men get body dysmorphic disorder?

Yes. Men also worry about their appearance.
Yes. Although this is most common by far in women and girls, boys and men can absolutely have the disorder too.

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What to do to get past body dysmorphic disorder?

Therapy & practice. 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 can get past it with psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). Please call a psychologist or psychiatrist to make an appointment. Practicing new ways of thinking will help you to stop upsetting yourself. Read more...

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...

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...

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

Yes. Bdd can be associated with the desire for plastic surgery--of even more radical surgery intended to get rid of the offending body part. However, many simply feel "stuck" with what they perceive to be a disgusting or "ugly" feature and believes that explains various failures in life. Read more...
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...
Yes . Body dysmorphic disorder like most “disorders” can present in a variety of forms. This diagnosis does not necessarily come with a “desire to get a lot of plastic surgery”. If you are concerned, best to seek mental health professional consultations with specialists in this field. Best wishes. Read more...

How to remove body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic. Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid & fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help change your inaccurate perceptions & thoughts. Read more...

How is body dysmorphic disorder treated?

Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can help to address the cognitive distortions often associated with body dystrophic disorder. Depending on the severity of symptoms present, medications may be used, but the true resolution will come from change in the dysmorphic thinking and greater acceptance of the self. This change is best achieved in psychotherapy. Read more...

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...