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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Staff at some providers will be trained to spot conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder, which causes people to obsess over perceived flaws in their appearance, and refer customers to NHS services when necessary.
The singer and daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla and the late Dolphy got candid, revealing she suffers from body dysmorphic disorder. This was seen on her Instagram post Monday.
It is a tech-era twist on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a long-known impairment that, in extreme forms can lead to depression and suicidal thoughts.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a common, chronic and disabling disorder that is often under-recognised and misdiagnosed.
Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers in a JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Viewpoint argued that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an excessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in appearance, often characterised by people going to great lengths to hide their imperfections.
BODY dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health problem characterised by severe anxiety about one's physical appearance.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is estimated to affect one in 50 people and is a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects.
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For those suffering from, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) their physical flaws (real or imagined) come to rule their lives.
She spoke about her struggles with body dysmorphic disorder for 15 years.
I used to feel low and sad all the time but didn't know I was suffering from depression and body dysmorphic disorder till I got help.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), is (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1414653/) described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a "relatively common and severe mental disorder" in which sufferers "believe they look ugly or deformed ...