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Need doctor's help! I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Dysmorphic Disorder. Ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in treating this difficulty. Best. Read more...

Do doctors see a lot of patients with body dysmorphic disorder?

Not a lot. It depends on the intensity. It has been said that in america everyone is disappointed in how they look, but to get the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder there has to be some distortion of reality. In that case it is fairly rare. Last time i looked it was about 1% of americans. Read more...

Scared to tell doctor about body dysmorphic disorder. Is there someone else I can talk about this to?

Body image... Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic problem in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance- imagined or real. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don't want to be seen by anyone. Of course you should tell your doctor about this! this it can be associated with depression and anxiety. See a good psychologist or psychiatrist! talk therapy helps! Read more...
There is help . If you don't feel comfortable talking to your doctor about this then try to find someone who specializes in this. You can do a google search for people who specialize in body dysmorphic disorder. There are also support groups which are helpful. Realize that you are not alone and there is help out there if you are willing to ask for it. 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...

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...

Are the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder bad?

Yes. Yes, they can be very disstressfull and often lead to depression if untreated. Read more...
Yes. Body dysmorphic disorder means you see your own body as abnormal. This erroneous perception of your own body is a representation of self-hatred and may be due to underlying emotional trauma. Other conditions associated with body dysmorphic disorder are anorexia, bulimia, depression, and anxiety. It is best treated with cognitive behavioral therapy and/or antidepressants. Read more...

Is there anyway to cure body dysmorphic disorder?

"Cure" . There is no "cure" per say, but there is certainly treatment for body dysmorphia. You may want to seek a therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders or specifically body dysmporphia... Cognitive behavioral therapy works well. Best wishes! Read more...