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Body Dysmorphia


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

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
63
males

with body dysmorphia
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
123
females

with body dysmorphia
talk to therapists

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02/04/2020
Body dysmorphia is a mental health condition. It is also known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
6
Obsessions
about body flaws that to others are unobservable or slight
Feelings
5
Anxiety
5
Distress
significant
Behaviours
4
Compulsions
repetitive comparing of physical appearance to others, grooming, mirror checking, skin picking or reassurance seeking
0
Impairment
significant
psychiatry.org

Causes

2
Genes
relative with depression, body dysmorphia or OCD
3
Events
triggers include abuse, bullying
2
Brain
chemical imbalance
1
Uncertain
nhs.uk

Diagnosis

Adults

Obsessions
about body flaws that to others are unobservable or slight
1 (or more)
Compulsions
repetitive comparing of physical appearance to others, grooming, mirror checking, skin picking or reassurance seeking
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Absent
Thoughts are true
Poor
Thoughts are probably true
Good
Thoughts are not true
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


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

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentFor Adults
Online therapists

51 online therapists
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02/04/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 02 April 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
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