Yes. An obsession with a perceived flaw does not discriminate.
Yes. Bdd involves an unhealthy and excessive concern about body image and often preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Others may see nothing wrong. These can be many physical features and not be related to being too fat or too skinny. When someone refuses to take in normal amounts of food and is overly concerned about weight specifically, that is an eating disorder and different than bdd.
Body dysmorphic. Disorder is a very subjective experience. You perceive a part of your anatomy as ugly or unacceptable but others do not. Being clearly overweight is more objective. You can see it on the scale, not just your opinion. Please see a mental health professional to help you further with this question. Peace and good health.
Weight tables. You can compare yourself to insurance weight tables. Http://www. Halls. Md/ideal-weight/met. Htm do note that it has more recently been shown that a weight that is 10% over the insurance weight tables is more healthy as you have some reserves in case of serious illness that interrupts nutrition. If in doubt, see your physician who can do a better assessment.
BMI. Probably the best resource for comparing your perceptions of your weight to "reality" is the body mass index calculation. There are several sites on the web where you can put in your weight, height, etcetera and get a value for your bmi which allows you to compare yourself to others. If you are very worried about your weight and it is close to the normal range, you might have a body image problem.
Rely on dictor. Rely on your doctor, who will discuss height, weight and BMI for the determination.
Maybe, but specific. Not sure I understand the question. People with bdd definitely see parts of themselves in a distorted fashion that does not gibe with what others perceive. However, they do not hallucinate, that is hear voices or see ojects that others can't see.
Absolutely, but... Bdd is an irrational, excessive preoccupation with and dislike of some aspect of your body, for example, being convinced your chin is too pointy, making you ugly, when in fact it is quite within the normal range. A morbidly obese person might have such a preoccupation. Dislike of the obesity itself, even if it caused great distress would not be bdd because it's reality based.
No. Not always. Most people who desire rhinoplasty do not have bdd. It is important to determine those patients who do have this, as they are unlikely to be satisfied with any cosmetic surgery.
No. Some need a repair from an injury or birth defect. For some it is oddly shaped and very conspicuous. There are many who just want to have a "normal" looking nose so they don't stand out in a crowd. There are some that are disturbed, and that is a problem.
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.
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.
A mountain. Out of a molehill. Basically, it's a disease in which a person sees a horrible deformity when there is truly none.