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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Body Dismorphic Disorder
I`ve heard of body dismorphic disorder, and I was juat wondering exactly what it was?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in your physical appearance.
There are some good websites that describe this further. One I would recommend is at the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/body-dysmorphic-disorder/DS00559
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati