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The Neurobiology of Body Dysmorphic Disorder


  Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with one or more physical characteristics. In effect, the individual identifies in themselves a physical defect and overestimates its importance in the social sphere (APA, 2014). Those who suffer from this disorder spend a great deal of time focusing on their imperfections and how to hide them. In fact, their negative thoughts take up most of their days. Furthermore, they interfere with their quality of life and ability to carry out their daily activities. The prevalence of BDD ranges between 0.7 and 2.5 percent of the population, reaching 12…

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

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