Body dysmorphic disorder: diagnosis and treatment of imagined ugliness.

  title={Body dysmorphic disorder: diagnosis and treatment of imagined ugliness.},
  author={Katharine A. Phillips},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={57 Suppl 8},
  pages={61-4; discussion 65}
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance, has been described for more than a century and reported around the world. However, this distressing and impairing disorder often goes undiagnosed, even though available data suggest that it is relatively common. Virtually any body part can be the focus of concern, with preoccupations most often involving the hair, nose, or skin. Most patients engage in excessive and repetitive behaviors such as… CONTINUE READING


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