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body dysmorphic disorder


Medical Definition of body dysmorphic disorder

  1. :  pathological preoccupation with an imagined or slight physical defect of one's body to the point of causing significant stress or behavioral impairment in several areas (as work and personal relationships) <People suffering from body dysmorphic disorder perceive themselves as ugly, fixating on a slight abnormality or an imagined flaw.—Charles Q. Choi, Scientific American, February 2008>

Variants of body dysmorphic disorder

also body dysmorphia

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