Body checking

Body checking refers to an obsessive thought and behavior about appearance. For people with eating disorders or body dysmorphia this may present as frequent weighing, looking in the mirror, and pinching or wrapping hand around stomach, waist, thighs, arms. Or they may ask others for such assurance: "do I look fat?", "do I look any bigger," etc. This can be done even hundreds of times per day; the reassurance may only be momentary followed by heightened anxiety and fear. Checking is a common symptom of obsessive compulsive disorders

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