body dysmorphic disorder

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body dysmorphic disorder

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A psychiatric disorder characterized by chronic and obsessive preoccupation with perceived defects in one's physical appearance that appear minor or are not visible to others and that are not related to fat or body weight.

body dysmorphic disorder

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(Psychology) a psychological disorder characterized by a strong feeling that one's appearance or health would be improved by the removal of a healthy body part
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She was diagnosed with body dismorphic disorder several years ago, which means she obsesses on the smallest details of her appearance and often thinks they need improvement.
Hundreds of letters and cards of support poured in after we told last week how Stephen, 27, suffers from a tragic condition called body dismorphic disorder, or imagined ugliness syndrome.
She has been told that she suffers with Body Dismorphic Disorder, an increasingly common illness in young women which causes them to look at themselves with revulsion.