Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)Overview


Body dysmorphic disorder, or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where you spend a lot of time worrying about your appearance.


You may have body dysmorphic disorder if you worry a lot about how a specific part of your body looks and it affects your daily life.


Treatments for body dysmorphic disorder include talking therapies and antidepressants.


The exact cause of body dysmorphic disorder is unclear. It's been linked to genes, chemical changes in the brain and traumatic past experiences.

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