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body dysmorphic disorder

Syllabification: bod·y dys·mor·phic dis·or·der
(abbreviation: BDD)

Definition of body dysmorphic disorder in English:

noun

A psychological disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with imaginary defects in their appearance.
Example sentences
  • 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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