Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder which involves a disturbed body image. The central feature of BDD is that persons who are afflicted with it are excessively dissatisfied with their body because of a perceived physical defect. An example would be a man who is extremely worried that his nose is too big, although other people don't notice anything unusual about it.


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Body dysmorphic disorder Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder include: Frequently comparing the flaw in appearance with that of others Repeatedly checking the appearance of the specific body part in mirrors or o...
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... The cause of body dysmorphic disorder is unclear. However, researchers believe that a number of factors may be involved and that they can occur in combination, including: A chemical imbalance in the b...
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Body dysmorphic disorder Treatment

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... Body dysmorphic disorder tends to be chronic and can bring about other health problems and complications in your life: Depression. Chronic BDD often causes depression, a disorder that affects your tho...
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... Doctors often use a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy) to help people cope with and overcome body dysmorphic disorder: Antidepressants. These medications are used to treat men...
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Body dysmorphic disorder Support

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Coping skills
... Try these tips to help reduce the anxiety associated with BDD: Break the cycle. When you feel anxious about your appearance, concentrate on something else. Take a brisk walk or delve into a hobby to r...
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Body dysmorphic disorder Other

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder
... What is body dysmorphic disorder? Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a type of somatoform disorder, a mental illness in which a person has symptoms of a medical illness, but the symptoms cannot be ful...
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... Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in one''s own physical appearance. People with BDD have a distorted or exaggerated view of ...
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