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DEFINITION

  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) involves a preoccupation with an exaggerated perceived flaw in physical appearance resulting in repetitive behaviors.
  • Concerns about physical appearance are intrusive, time-consuming, and cause significant distress or impairment.

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Last updated: December 9, 2014