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How do you tell the difference between complete low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Low self esteem

You could have low self esteem without body dysmorphic disorder or vice versa.
In my experience both usually occur simultaneously.Best.

In brief: Low self esteem

You could have low self esteem without body dysmorphic disorder or vice versa.
In my experience both usually occur simultaneously.Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You need to have

A psychiatric evaluation.
But bdd is an obsession with a minor or imaginary physical flaw. Someone with low self esteem is not generally concerned with one flaw.

In brief: You need to have

A psychiatric evaluation.
But bdd is an obsession with a minor or imaginary physical flaw. Someone with low self esteem is not generally concerned with one flaw.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Thank
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