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.
Almost always. Body dymorphic disorder is relentless and disabling and depression is almost inevitable, in fact i would say it's always there. Depression may take different forms but it's there. Anxious depression, moribund depression (there is almost no activity or leaving the bed or home for long periods of time), or a more hectic racing around to multiple physicians kind of frantic depression. Severity varies.

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Are there subtle symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder for a long time before it gets bad?

Yes. You become so convinced about your perceived "flaws" that you become obsessed and delusional; imagining something about your body that's not true, no matter how much someone tries to convince you otherwise. Read more...

I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

Hi. . Hi. I know you are worried that people will say you made up a problem to get attention. But psychologists and psychiatrists are really good at telling when a person is being genuine. After you get evaluated, they can provide your family with a professional opinion. This will help to reinforce that this really is a serious problem and that you need help too. You will have to take the first step and let your family know. It is the therapist's job to help educate your family members about the fact that more than one member of the family can have an eating disorder. Good luck. Read more...
Leads to what? It is good that you recognize the pull of,your sister' s eating disorder. As observed in college dorms, these can be contagious. Once you buy in, you are entering a world of competition that only leads to feeling worse. Get some counseling before it even starts. Figure out the feelings that are leading you in this direction. Read more...

Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Congratulations . Congratulations for having the insight to know that you have a problem and want to get better! that is the hardest step to take - so many people cannot do it! it just goes to show what a strong person you are. When it comes to eating disorders, there is no "getting past it asap". Unfortunately, it can take a long time and a lot of work to get past the negative thought processes that lead to eating disorders. For that reason, your family should be involved so that they can provide you with the support you need and maybe even help your little sister, too! you should start out by either calling your doctor or talking to a counselor at school. Either one will be able to help you find a psychiatrist, psychologist and/or dietician to help you treat your eating disorder and the underlying feelings that caused you to have it in the first place. The sooner you get help, the easier it will be, so talk to someone as soon as you can. Take care! Read more...
Eating Disorder. Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. 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 you have body dysmorphic disorder, without wanting to have plastic surgery?

Of course. Dissatisfaction with one's body occurs at many levels and at many intensities. Consult your doctor for advice as to approaches to this problem. You don't need repetitive surgeries to fulfill the diagnostic criterion. Read more...
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...
Absolutely. Yes, you can have body dysmorphic disorder without wanting to have plastic surgery. One is not dependent on the other. Read more...
Yes. Like any body image ( or psychiatric) is disorder, there are a wide variety of presentations. It is quite conceivable that a person can have a irrationally negative view about a body part(s) but not wish surgical intervention. Consultation with psychiatrists well-versed in treatment of these disorders can be very helpful. Best wishes. Read more...

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...

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...
As High As 1-2% Bdd is characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or trivial defect in appearance that causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning. Bdd is believed to affect 1-2% of the general population and affects as many as 6-14% of those in mental health settings presenting with an anxiety or depressive disorder. Read more...