formerly referred to as dysmorphophobia, tends to occur in young
adults equally in either gender. The patient becomes pre-occupied
with a non-existent or minimal cosmetic defect (nose, cleft chin,
blemish, breast size) and persistently seeks medical attention to
fix it surgically.
Dysmorphic Disorder(BDD) - Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is defined as a preoccupation with
one or more defects in one's appearance for which most people can
hardly notice or do not believe to be important. To fulfil the diagnostic
criteria it must also either cause significant distress or handicap.
Dysmorphic Disorder - A distressing and impairing preoccupation
with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. 3/5
Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Is a body image problem. It is defined
as a preoccupation with one or more perceived defects in one’s
appearance which other people can hardly notice or do not believe
to be important. To fulfil the diagnostic criteria it must also either
cause significant distress or handicap. Information
by Dr David Veale.
BDD Foundation (UK) - Aims to increase awareness and understanding
of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), taking the focus away from current
stigmas that can perceive BDD as narcissistic, self-indulgent or purely
a result of modern Western ideals. We also aim to dispel the belief
of many people affected by BDD, that the disorder cannot be overcome.
OCD Center of Los Angeles - Information on the Nature and Treatment
of Body Dysmorhic Disorder (BDD). 3/5
Scholarly Articles onBody Dysmorphic Disorder -