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Most of us have something we don’t like about our appearance — a crooked nose, an uneven smile, or eyes that are too large or too small.

But people who have body dysmorphic disorder BDD think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day. They can’t control their negative thoughts and don’t believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily functioning. They may miss work or school, avoid social situations and isolate themselves, even from family and friends, because they fear others will notice their flaws. BDD is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance.

Body dysmorphic disorder

People with BDD can dislike any clrporal of their body, although they often find fault with their hair, skin, nose, chest, or stomach. In reality, a perceived defect may be only a slight imperfection or nonexistent. But for someone with BDD, the flaw is significant and prominent, often causing severe emotional distress and difficulties in daily functioning.

BDD most often develops in adolescents and teens, and research shows that it affects men and women almost equally. The causes of BDD are unclear, but certain biological and environmental factors may contribute to its development, including genetic predisposition, neurobiological factors such as malfunctioning of serotonin in the brain, personality traits, and life experiences e. People with BDD suffer from obsessions about their appearance that can last for hours or up to an entire day.


BDD obsessions may be focused on musculature i.

Hard to resist or control, these obsessions make it difficult for people with BDD to focus on anything but their imperfections. This can lead to low self-esteem, avoidance of social situations, and problems at work or school. BDD sufferers may perform some type of compulsive or repetitive behavior to try to hide or improve their flaws although these behaviors usually give only temporary relief.

People with BDD commonly also suffer from anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disordercoorporal well as other disorders such as depressioneating disordersor obsessive-compulsive disorder Corporla.

BDD can also be misdiagnosed as one of these disorders because they share similar symptoms.

The intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors exhibited in BDD are similar to the obsessions and compulsions of OCD. BDD is distinguished from OCD when the preoccupations or repetitive behaviors focus specifically on appearance. To get an accurate corporzl and appropriate treatment, people must mention specifically their concerns with their appearance when they talk to a doctor or mental health professional.

A trained clinician should diagnose BDD 1. However, you can take a self-test that can help suggest if BDD is present, but it will dismorfoa offer a definitive diagnosis. If your child is preoccupied with appearance so that it interferes with concentration in school or if behaviors listed above appear, talk to a mental health professional.


Dismorfix is tailored to each patient so it is important to talk with a doctor to determine corplral best individual approach. Many doctors recommend using a combination of treatments for best results.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. ADAA is not a direct service organization. ADAA does not provide psychiatric, psychological, or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Examples are listed below: Effective treatments are available to help BDD sufferers live full, productive lives. Cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT teaches patients to recognize irrational thoughts and change negative thinking patterns. Patients learn to identify unhealthy ways of thinking and behaving and replace them with positive ones.

Antidepressant medications corpoarl, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIscan help relieve the obsessive and compulsive symptoms of BDD. FAQs Do I have an anxiety disorder? How do I find the right health professional?

ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.