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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Body Dysmorphia
is the
19th
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
63
males
with body dysmorphia
talk to therapists
123
females
with body dysmorphia
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtsneurotransmittersunknown
Symptoms
Thoughts
obsessions
Behaviours
compulsions
Process
Impact
impairmentdistress
Insight
Absent
Thoughts are true
Poor
Thoughts are probably true
Good
Thoughts are not true
Diagnosis
Adults

Obsessions and compulsions. With distress or impairment.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Body Dysmorphia

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
For Adults