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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Causes and Treatment


Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a psychological disorder. It’s when a person believes that some part of their body or appearance is physically and intolerably flawed. In fact, this idea ends up being a major concern for them, and the anxiety that it generates has a huge impact on their life. Previous versions of the DSM classified this condition among the somatoform disorders. However, the DSM-5 included it in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. This change is partly due to the compulsive nature of the disorder, coupled with the obsessive ideas regarding physical appearance. Body dysmorphic disorder This disorder…

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Chantal Maille
Praticien en Psychothérapie - Psychanalyste, Coaching conjugal & Sophrologie

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