Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Review

J. E. Grant, B. L. Odlaug

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a poorly recognized psychiatric condition, which often results in significant psychosocial impairment. Although recent research has indicated that various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments are efficacious in the treatment of BDD, further studies are needed to confirm these preliminary findings. BDD often goes unrecognized or misdiagnosed by mental health care providers and therefore merits further research within these and other settings. Furthermore, the high rates of co-occurring psychiatric conditions and nonpsychiatric treatment-seeking behavior indicate the need to educate dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons in the clinical characteristics of BDD in order that patients be triaged appropriately for proper clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123750006
ISBN (Print)9780080961804
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Compulsive
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Image
  • Neurobiology
  • Obsessive
  • Pathologic skin picking
  • Treatment


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