dysmorphophobia


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dysmorphophobia

(dɪsˌmɔːfəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychology) an obsessive fear that one's body, or any part of it, is repulsive or may become so

dysmorphophobia

an abnormal dread of deformity, usually in others.
See also: Monsters
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There are studies and updated revisions about the application of psychotherapy in non-delusional dysmorphophobia (Ipser, Sander, & Stein, 2009; Wilhelm, Buhlmann, Hayward, Greenberg, & Dimaite, 2010), However, there is a lack of literature when it comes to a disorder with delusional aspects, where the accepted approach tends to be based on empirical validated treatments for psychosis.