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Body Dysmorphic Disorder


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You're
not alone
with
body dysmorphia
Body Dysmorphia
is the
19th
most common reason
for therapy

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19/01/2020
63
males

with body dysmorphia
talk to therapists

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19/01/2020
123
females

with body dysmorphia
talk to therapists

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19/01/2020
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is also known as body dysmorphia. It is a mental health condition.

Causes

nhs.uk
Genes
Events
Negativity
Brain
chemical imbalance
Uncertain

Symptoms

psychiatry.org
Thoughts
Obsessions
about body flaws that to others are unobservable or slight,
Feelings
Anxiety
Distress
significant
Behaviours
Compulsions
repetitive comparing of physical appearance to others, exercising, grooming, mirror checking, skin picking or reassurance seeking
Impairment
significant

Insight

psychiatry.org
Absent
Thoughts are true
Poor
Thoughts are probably true
Good
Thoughts are not true

Diagnosis

psychiatry.org
Adults
Obsessions
about body flaws that to others are unobservable or slight, 1 (or more)
Compulsions
repetitive comparing of physical appearance to others, exercising, grooming, mirror checking, skin picking or reassurance seeking
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant



Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for
body dysmorphia

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
For Adults

97 therapists
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19/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 19 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021