Body dysmorphic disorder.

  title={Body dysmorphic disorder.},
  author={David Veale},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={80 940},
  • David Veale
  • Published 2004 in Postgraduate medical journal
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is defined as a preoccupation with an "imagined" defect in one's appearance. Alternatively, where there is a slight physical anomaly, then the person's concern is markedly excessive. The preoccupation is associated with many time consuming rituals such as mirror gazing or constant comparing. BDD patients have a distorted body image, which may be associated with bullying or abuse during childhood or adolescence. Such patients have a poor quality of life, are… CONTINUE READING


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