Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a brain disorder that causes preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance, or if a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive.  Individuals with BDD will experience persistent and intrusive thoughts about the imagined flaw. Body dysmorphic disorder has sometimes been called "imagined ugliness." The preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairments in daily functioning. Symptoms overlap with primary eating disorders and therefore can not be diagnosed as a separate condition during the active eating disorder. If untreated, it may get worse over time and lead to suicidal thoughts and behavior. Source 1 One form of BDD is Muscle dysmorphia.

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