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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is the preoccupation with one or more perceived defects or flaws in one's physical appearance that are not observable to others.

What are the signs & symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder include engaging in repetitive behaviours (mirror checking, excessive grooming, skin picking, and reassurance seeking), and thoughts (comparing own appearance with others) in response to concerns over one's personal appearance.

What are the treatment options for Body Dysmorphic Disorder ?
  • Medications to reduce obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours related to one's physical appearance
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy to identify and challenge thought and behaviour patterns related to one's Body Dysmorphic Disorder symptoms, as well as learn strategies to help decrease avoidance and compulsive behaviours
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