Sites fitting this disorder, formerly referred to as dysmorphophobia, tends to occur in young adults equally in either gender. The patient becomes pre-occupied with a non-existent or minimal cosmetic defect (nose, cleft chin, blemish, breast size) and persistently seeks medical attention to fix it surgically.
BioPsychiatry.com - Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Offers an abstract examining clinical aspects and treatment strategies.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Description of common symptoms, and the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the condition.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Information
Diagnostic and treatment information from Dr. Carol Watkins of Northern County Psychiatric Associates in Baltimore, Maryland.
FAQ-Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Answers to common questions about the nature and treatment of this condition. Written by British psychiatrist Dr. David Veale.
King's College Centre for Anxiety Disorders BDD Program
Information on the centre's treatment programs for this condition. Located in London, England.
Treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Article on behavioral therapy for this condition. Written by Dr. Fred Penzel of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Long Island, New York.
When the Mirror Lies: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Personal perspective on BDD and its relationship to eating disorders. Includes description of symptoms and treatment information.
In Pursuit of Perfection: A Primary Care Physician's Guide to Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Article discussing symptoms and treatments. Includes case examples and a list of questions to ask in diagnosing BDD. From the American Academy of Family Physicians. (October 15, 1999)
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