Recognizing and treating body dysmorphic disorder.

  title={Recognizing and treating body dysmorphic disorder.},
  author={Jon E Grant and Katharine A. Phillips},
  journal={Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists},
  volume={17 4},
BACKGROUND Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a relatively common and often-disabling obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder that often goes unrecognized in clinical practice. METHODS The present review examines the clinical features of BDD, its relationship to other disorders, and what is known about effective treatment. RESULTS BDD consists of a distressing and impairing preoccupation with imagined or slight defects in appearance that can focus on any body area. Insight is usually poor or… CONTINUE READING


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