body dysmorphic disorder

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body dysmorphic disorder

n.
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

n
(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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It's a mixture of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Syndrome and a type of eating disorder.
He previously removed healthy limbs from two private patients who had a form of body dysmorphic syndrome.
A The symptoms point to possible body dysmorphic syndrome, where people have a distorted view of how they look.
Dubliner Noel said he believes the sport encourages a kind of body dysmorphic syndrome, where suffer-ers imagine defects in their physique.
LILY Allen has revealed she suffers from body dysmorphic syndrome.
A self- confessed sufferer of body dysmorphic syndrome, or imagined ugliness, she hung out at the the benefit for the McAuley Psychiatric Treatment Centre in a headscarf, parka and woolly scarf - a style trend 192 hopes doesn't catch on.
As well as her spell as a bulimic, she admits she probably suffers from a mild form of body dysmorphic syndrome and is unable to look at close-ups of her television recordings, despite an obsessive eagerness to improve her performances.