A psychological disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with imaginary defects in their appearance.
- Psychiatric problems to which the assessor needs to be alert include generalised anxiety states, depressive illness, psychosis, body dysmorphic disorder, gender identity problems, and alcoholism.
- Dr Misra pointed to a study published in 2001 that found 23% of patients seeking Botox treatment at a dermatology clinic had body dysmorphic disorder, and that psychotherapy was considered the more appropriate treatment for them.
- A group of women with critically low self-esteem, probably suffering from eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder, compete to be designated as the ugliest contestant, most in need of plastic surgery.
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