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.
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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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A The symptoms point to body dysmorphic syndrome where people have a distorted view of how they look.
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