Body dysmorphic disorder

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Body dysmorphic disorder

  1. 1. + Body Dysmorphic Disorder By; Rabia Malik
  2. 2. + What is BDD?  The perception of having physical defects that other people can not see  “I’m ugly”  Avoid social interaction  Recurrent plastic surgery  Specific body part
  3. 3. + Who is afflicted by BDD?  People with OCD  Recurring fears and obsessions with their physical “defects”  Compulsive- urgent need to perform rituatls or routines to fix the “problem”  Constantly looking in the mirror  Impairs social, home, and work functioning  Chronic disorder  Men and women equally affected  Teen to early adulthood
  4. 4. + Symptoms:  Looking in the mirror constanty  Trying to hide the “imperfection”  Fishing for reassurance  “OMG, don’t isn't my nose way too big?”  Lack of desire to socialize  Continuous medical consultations to fix “defect”  Plastic surgeon  Dermatologist
  5. 5. + Causes:  Neurotransmitter defects  Low self esteem  Childhood trauma  Parent’s who were critical of their child’s appearance  Peer and social impact
  6. 6. + Diagnosis:  According to the DSM by the APA  “Being extremely preoccupied with an imagined defect or a minor flaw in your appearance  Being so preoccupied with appearance that it causes you significant distress or problems in your social life, work, school or other areas of functioning"
  7. 7. + Treatment:  Psychotherapy  Medications  SSRIs  Group / Family therapy
  8. 8. + Complications:  Suicide  Unnecessary surgeries
  9. 9. + Works Cited:  Goldberg, Joseph. "Body Dysmorphic Disorder." Web MD. N.p., 31 May 2012. Web. 22 June 2013.

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