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What is body dysmorphic disorder?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Psychiatric Illness

Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric illness in the "somatoform disorder" category.
People with this disorder become preoccupied with a real or perceived minor physical defect and go to extensive lengths to hide or change it. They often seek out plastic surgery and are typically unhappy with the results. Worrying about their perceived defect significantly interferes with daily functioning.

In brief: Psychiatric Illness

Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric illness in the "somatoform disorder" category.
People with this disorder become preoccupied with a real or perceived minor physical defect and go to extensive lengths to hide or change it. They often seek out plastic surgery and are typically unhappy with the results. Worrying about their perceived defect significantly interferes with daily functioning.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Carmen Kavali
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A mountain

Out of a molehill.
Basically, it's a disease in which a person sees a horrible deformity when there is truly none.

In brief: A mountain

Out of a molehill.
Basically, it's a disease in which a person sees a horrible deformity when there is truly none.
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Dr. Carmen Kavali
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Body image disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental/ medical disorder in which affected person is overly concerned about body image.
Excessive preoccupation by perceived defects of body parts causes significant psychological distress affecting social and occupational functioning. It is often associated with anxiety and depression leading to social isolation. Ssri medications with cognitive behavior therapy helps.

In brief: Body image disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental/ medical disorder in which affected person is overly concerned about body image.
Excessive preoccupation by perceived defects of body parts causes significant psychological distress affecting social and occupational functioning. It is often associated with anxiety and depression leading to social isolation. Ssri medications with cognitive behavior therapy helps.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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