Body dysmorphic disorder: 30 cases of imagined ugliness.


OBJECTIVE Body dysmorphic disorder, preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance, is included in DSM-III-R but has received little empirical study. The authors investigated the demographics, phenomenology, course, associated psychopathology, family history, and response to treatment in a series of 30 patients with the disorder. METHOD The patients… (More)