A mental health disorder where there are clear and present physical symptoms that are suggestive of a somatic disorder, but where there is no detectable organic damage or neurophysiological dysfunction.
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.
Also known as Briquet's Disorder. The sites contained in this category deal with patients who present with multiple complaints of physical ailments over a long period.