Body dysmorphic disorder in a sample of cosmetic surgery applicants.

@article{Aouizerate2003BodyDD,
  title={Body dysmorphic disorder in a sample of cosmetic surgery applicants.},
  author={Bruno Aouizerate and Henri Pujol and Denis Grabot and Malika Faytout and K Suire and Christophe Braud and Marc Auriacombe and Duncan Martin and J P Baudet and Jean Tignol},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={365-8}
}
Body dysmorphic disorder (B.D.D.) consists of a preoccupation with an imagined or slight physical defect. This study is the first European report on prevalence and several clinical and functional characteristics of patients with B.D.D. in a cosmetic surgery setting. Comparisons with defect- and severity-matched subjects without B.D.D. were also performed. 

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